Subject: Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2000 02:36:28 +0100
From: "dimbit"

Dear Sir,

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 :

" The reverse of a differential is an integral. "

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.

Yours faithfully
Robin Hughes-Jones

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