Area Under a Curve (with respect to x): the area bounded by two curves and left to right bounds on the x-axis; the actual area is found by subtracting the bottom curve from the top curve and integrating that quantity using either the givin x-bounds or by using the x coordinates of the points of intersect for those two curves as your bounds

Area Under a Curve (with respect to y): the area bounded by two curves and bottom to top bounds on the y-axis; the actual area is found by subtracting the left most curve from the right most curve and integrating that quantity using either the given y-bounds or by using the y cooridinates of the points of intersect for those two curves as your bounds

Formulas and Tips

Finding area in respect to the x-axis.

Finding area in respect to the y-axis

To find the area of these functions using the y-axis you must use two different integrals hence the two colors shown.

It is usually easier to find area in respect to the x-axis because the functions are usually given as f(x) and you also have to find the function in respect to the x-axis if you need to graph it anyway

If you are going to solve in respect to the y-axis don't forget to solve for x instead of y.

Steps

Graph the functions

Determine whether you are going to solve in respect to x-axis or y-axis

Find the points of intersection

Determine top and bottom curve (with respect to x-axis)/determine right-most and left-most curve (with respect to y-axis)

Find the area of the region enclosed between the curves and

We first graph the two equations and examine the area enclosed between the curves.

area under curve, example 2

The region whose area is in question is limited above by the curve and below by the curve . The left endpoint and the right endpoint of the region are the point of intersection of the curves and can be found by equating and and solving for x.

Which gives.

or

(x + 1)(x - 2) = 0

which gives solutions

x = -1 and x = 2

Between the points of intersection, is greater than or equal to . Let and and apply formula 1 above to find the area A of the region between the two curves. The limits of integration are the x coordinates of the points of intersection found above: -1 and 2 A =

=

=

The area of the region enclosed between the curves and is equal to 9.

## Table of Contents

Forman Definition: The area between the graph ofDefinitionsy=f(x) and thex-axis is given by the definite integral below. This formula gives a positive result for a graph above thex-axis, and a negative result for a graph below thex-axis.http://www.mathwords.com/a/area_under_a_curve.htm

Area Under a Curve (with respect to x): the area bounded by two curves and left to right bounds on the x-axis; the actual area is found by subtracting the bottom curve from the top curve and integrating that quantity using either the givin x-bounds or by using the x coordinates of the points of intersect for those two curves as your bounds

Area Under a Curve (with respect to y): the area bounded by two curves and bottom to top bounds on the y-axis; the actual area is found by subtracting the left most curve from the right most curve and integrating that quantity using either the given y-bounds or by using the y cooridinates of the points of intersect for those two curves as your bounds

Finding area in respect to the x-axis.Formulas and TipsFinding area in respect to the y-axis

To find the area of these functions using the y-axis you must use two different integrals hence the two colors shown.

It is usually easier to find area in respect to the x-axis because the functions are usually given as f(x) and you also have to find the function in respect to the x-axis if you need to graph it anyway

If you are going to solve in respect to the y-axis don't forget to solve for x instead of y.

StepsVideos:

Examples## Problem 1

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_questions/157006.html

## Problem 2

Find the area of the region enclosed between the curves andWe first graph the two equations and examine the area enclosed between the curves.

The region whose area is in question is limited above by the curve and below by the curve . The left endpoint and the right endpoint of the region are the point of intersection of the curves and can be found by equating and and solving for x.

Which gives.

or

(x + 1)(x - 2) = 0

which gives solutions

x = -1 and x = 2

Between the points of intersection, is greater than or equal to . Let and and apply formula 1 above to find the area A of the region between the two curves. The limits of integration are the x coordinates of the points of intersection found above: -1 and 2

A =

=

=

The area of the region enclosed between the curves and is equal to 9.

http://www.analyzemath.com/calculus/Integrals/area_under_curve.html

## Problem 3

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap09_frq_calculus_ab.pdf

http://archives.math.utk.edu/visual.calculus/5/area2curves.2/index.htmlLinkshttp://cow.temple.edu/~cow/cgi-bin/manager

click: book two

applications of integration

area

area between two curves one/two

http://www.interactmath.com/asp/wizardframe.htm

Click: Book: Adams: Calculus, 6e ENHANCED

Chapter: 5. Integration

Section: 5.7 Areas of Plane Regions