Multiple Choice: A particle has a velocity of
You are given a velocity function and you want to find the average velocity... which variation of Average (Mean) Values will you apply? Will you compute the area under the curve and then divide? or Will you find the average rate of change: slope of the secant?
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