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Simpson's Rule

A method for approximating a definite integral using parabolic approximations of f. The parabolas are drawn as shown below.

To use Simpson's rule follow these two steps:


 

See also

Partition, definite integral, trapezoid rule

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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