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An integral is a mathematical object that can be interpreted as an area or a generalization of area. Integrals, together with derivatives, are the fundamental objects of calculus. Other words for integral include antiderivative and primitive. The Riemann integral is the simplest integral definition and the only one usually encountered in physics and elementary calculus.

The study of integral calculus includes: integrals and their inverse, differentials, derivatives, anti-derivatives, and approximating the area of curvilinear regions.

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