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Topic: Why do we use capital F for antiderivative?
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Re: Why do we use capital F for antiderivative?
Posted: Oct 25, 2013 11:11 AM
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> > Why do we use capital F for the antiderivative of
> f,
> > instead of simply f?
> >
> > Consider the general equation df/dt=g [1]

> Perhaps that is the error I made?
> It should be dg/dt=f [1]
> In which case int(g)=int(f)=F+C (which also equals g,
> but we are not usually interested in that).
> So I think I set up the problem incorrectly.

Almost got it right.

dF/dt=f [1]

And voila it all works out.

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