Bacterial Growth Rate

Under certain conditions, a bacteria will grow at a rate given by w'\left(t\right)=2t+1 where w is the weight in milligrams of the culture at time t, given in hours.  Find the change in weight of the culture from t=0 to t=4.

Source: Rosenberg, R.L. (1984). Elementary Calculus: Course Notes. Ottawa, Canada: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. (Exercise 6: Question 3(iii), p. 22)

Author: ascklee

Dr. Lee teaches at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He founded The Mathematics Digital Library in 2013.

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