Subject: Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2000 02:36:28 +0100
I am in my second year of sixth form, and I'm very interested in mathematics, especially proofs. I have just finished my A-level mathematics, and am commencing Further mathematics. One thing that has always troubled me is the proof of the statement :
It has been drilled into me via school and the books I have read, but I have never seen a satisfactory explanation why it should be so. Why is integration the reverse of differentiation? If you could answer that question, or give me a lead of how to find the answer, I would be most grateful.