# Proofs Without Words Under the Magic Curve

by Fusun Akman (Coastal Carolina University)

College Mathematics Journal
January, 2002

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Integration
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

The "magic curve" is $y=1/x$. Various calculus facts are shown by illustration using Riemann sums for the areas of portions of this curve.

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