Apr 24, 2017 · For many calculus students, Riemann sums are those annoying things that show up in the derivation of the arc length formula. In truth, these handy sums have done so much more. In this post, I'll give some examples of Riemann sums dating from before the birth of calculus and some applications of Riemann sums that…. a. w. walker.
AP Calculus AB Name _____ Riemann Sums . Intro Activity: The Gorilla Problem . A gorilla (wearing a parachute) jumped off of the top of a building. We were able to record the velocity of the gorilla with respect to time twice each second. The data is shown below. Note that he touched the ground just after 5 seconds. Time