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## Riemann sums, summation notation, and definite integral notation

# Definite integral as the limit of a Riemann sum

AP Calc: LIM‑5 (EU), LIM‑5.B (LO), LIM‑5.B.1 (EK), LIM‑5.B.2 (EK), LIM‑5.C (LO), LIM‑5.C.1 (EK), LIM‑5.C.2 (EK)

Riemann sums help us approximate definite integrals, but they also help us formally define definite integrals. Learn how this is achieved and how we can move between the representation of area as a definite integral and as a Riemann sum.

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