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 December 5th, 2015, 09:35 AM #1 Newbie   Joined: Nov 2015 From: Novosibirsk Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Atanov’s formula for parabolic segment area I would like to popularize one interesting formula I have discovered in 2005 during my study at high school. It can be very useful for students for solving a typical problem of finding the area of parabolic segment. I suspect that I'm not the first person, who has discovered the formula, as it is pretty easy to discover it. But in order to facilitate the popularization I had to name it by my surname. So, the formula can be seen on the figure below. The proof is given by this link.
 December 6th, 2015, 05:29 AM #2 Newbie   Joined: Nov 2015 From: Novosibirsk Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Sorry, I have corrected one error, here is new link.
 December 6th, 2015, 07:54 AM #3 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2015 From: Earth Posts: 226 Thanks: 26 what does this A mean ?
December 6th, 2015, 10:26 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by idontknow what does this A mean ?
Area of a parabolic segment

 December 6th, 2015, 11:24 AM #5 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,057 Thanks: 1618 Why would one know the values of $x_0,\,x_1$ and $a$ in a typical problem?
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 Originally Posted by skipjack Why would one know the values of $x_0,\,x_1$ and $a$ in a typical problem?
Standard approach for finding the area implies integration from $x_0$ to $x_1$. This formula allows to skip the integration.

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 December 6th, 2015, 08:49 PM #7 Newbie   Joined: Dec 2015 From: Novosibirsk Posts: 1 Thanks: 0 The formula can be generalized to any parabola ax^2+bx+c=0, where a does not equal 0: A=(|a|(dx)^3)/6
 December 7th, 2015, 10:56 AM #8 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,057 Thanks: 1618 Provided that $\Delta x$ is defined in such a way that it is always positive, which wasn't done clearly in the linked proof.

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