Area Problems

Finding the area bounded by a single polar curve and two polar curves.

Mapped to AP College Board # CHA-5, CHA-5.D, CHA-5.D.1, CHA-5.D.2

Definite integrals allow us to solve problems involving the accumulation of change in area or volume over an interval. Calculate areas of regions defined by polar curves using definite integrals. The concept of calculating areas in rectangular coordinates can be extended to polar coordinates. Areas of regions bounded by polar curves can be calculated with definite integrals.