This blog is an example to show the use of second fundamental theorem of calculus in posing a definite integral as an ordinary differential equation. This plays a prominent role in showing how we can use numerical methods of ordinary differential equations to conduct numerical integration.

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## Author: Autar Kaw

Autar Kaw (http://autarkaw.com) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has been at USF since 1987, the same year in which he received his Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics from Clemson University. He is a recipient of the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award. With major funding from NSF, he is the principal and managing contributor in developing the multiple award-winning online open courseware for an undergraduate course in Numerical Methods. The OpenCourseWare (nm.MathForCollege.com) annually receives 1,000,000+ page views, 1,000,000+ views of the YouTube audiovisual lectures, and 150,000+ page views at the NumericalMethodsGuy blog. His current research interests include engineering education research methods, adaptive learning, open courseware, massive open online courses, flipped classrooms, and learning strategies. He has written four textbooks and 80 refereed technical papers, and his opinion editorials have appeared in the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune.
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Hello Dr. Autar,

I am Mechanical Engineering graduate student. I read your blog quite often. This post is very informative. I just found that there is one writing mistake in first two steps of integration that it should be cube of x instead of square of x.

Sincerely,

Newzil Patel.

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Hello Newzil:

Thank you. The typo has been corrected.

Best of Learning

Autar

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