Integration is often introduced as the reverse process to differentiation, and has wide applications, for example in finding areas under curves and volumes of solids. This section explains what is meant by integration and provides many standard integration techniques.

Volumes of solids of revolution

A solid of revolution is obtained by rotating a curve about the x-axis. There is a straightforward technique, using integration, which enables us to calculate the volume of such a solid. Video tutorial 33 mins.