In this Pass the FE Exam article (and video above), I solve a problem in which I define a definite integral. You may need to answer questions like this on your FE Exam (calculus section), so practice is always recommended.
This sample problem has been provided to us by PrepFE. PrepFE is one of the most effective FE exam self-study prep services out there and happens to be one of the most affordable too. It is an app that gives you access to countless sample FE problems to bolster your self-study efforts.
Evaluate the following expression:
Refer to the Indefinite Integrals section in the Calculus chapter of the FE Reference Handbook. There, you will find a long list of typical integrals.
Alternatively, you could solve this entire problem using the integration feature in your TI-36X Pro calculator, which is one of the NCEES approved calculators. You can find the list of all approved calculators at ncees.org/exams/calculator
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Anthony Fasano, P.E.
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success