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Section 2 The Fundamental Theorem

There is a remarkable theorem: 1 And fortunately we do not need to try to write it in the margin!

Left to the reader.

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Because a definite integral can be computed using an antiderivative, we have the following definition.

Definition 2.2

Suppose that \(\frac{d}{dx}F(x)=f(x)\text{.}\) Then the indefinite integral of \(f(x)\) is \(F(x)\) and is written as

\begin{equation*} \int\,f(x)\,dx=F(x)\text{.} \end{equation*}