
05820482
j
2010f.00822
Sauerheber, Richard D.
Mathematical features of the calculus.
Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 41, No. 6, 850855 (2010).
2010
Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
EN
I40
I50
I10
calculus fundamental theorems
mean value theorem
derivative/integral pairs
doi:10.1080/002073X.2010.493232
Summary: The fundamental theorems of the calculus describe the relationships between derivatives and integrals of functions. The value of any function at a particular location is the definite derivative of its integral and the definite integral of its derivative. Thus, any value is the magnitude of the slope of the tangent of its integral at that position, and any two subtracted values are the area under its derivative. The slope formula of secant lines actually is the mean value theorem for the derivative function in addition to representing the wellknown Fermat definition of the derivative. The sine and other functions are discussed.