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Theorem: Infinite Riemann Sum
THEOREM 1
Let f be a continuous function on an interval I, let a < b be two points in I, and let dx be a positive infinitesimal. Then the infinite Riemann sum
is a finite hyperreal number. PROOF Let B be a real number greater than the maximum value of f on [a,b]. Figure 4.1.12 Consider first a real number Δx > 0. We can see from Figure 4.1.12 that the finite Riemann sum is less than the rectangular area B · (b  a); Therefore by the Transfer Principle, In a similar way we let C be less than the minimum of f on [a, b] and show that Thus the Riemann sum is finite.


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