If the graph at right represents distance over time between a space shuttle and Earth, how would you determine the average velocity? Describe the method you would use.
Given a distance function, will average velocity be represented by 'average area under the curve' or 'average rate of change'?
Average (Mean) Values
To calculate the mean (average) value of a finite set of items, add up the values of items and divide by the number of items.
Integrals help us add over a continuous interval. Therefore, for any continuous function