Planar Curve

Using a definte integral to calculate the arc length of a smooth, planar curve and distance traveled.

Mapped to AP College Board # CHA-6, CHA-6.A, CHA-6.A.1

Definite integrals allow us to solve problems involving the accumulation of change in length over an interval. Determine the length of a curve in the plane defined by a function, using a definite integral. The length of a planar curve defined by a function can be calculated using a definite integral.