Topic 13.4: Newton-Cotes Rules (HOWTO)

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Problem

Given a function of one variable, f(x), find the integral of the curve on the interval [a, b].

None.

Tools

We will use sampling and polynomial interpolation.

Process

Simpson's Rule

Given f(x), a, and b, let h = (ba)/2 and calculate

Simpson's 3/8th Rule

Given f(x), a, and b, let h = (ba)/3 and calculate

Bools's Rule

Given f(x), a, and b, let h = (ba)/4 and calculate

Due to a typo in a common reference, Boole's rule is mistakenly referred to as Bode's rule.