Plane Areas

Plane Areas in Rectangular Coordinates

There are two methods for finding the area bounded by curves in rectangular coordinates. These are...

  1. by using a horizontal element (called strip) of area, and
  2. by using a vertical strip of area.

 

The strip is in the form of a rectangle with area equal to length × width, with width equal to the differential element. To find the total area enclosed by specified curves, it is necessary to sum up a series of rectangles defined by the strip.