Simpson's rule

Simp·son's rule

noun \ˈsim(p)-sənz-\

Definition of SIMPSON'S RULE

:  a method for approximating the area under a curve over a given interval that involves partitioning the interval by an odd number n + 1 of equally spaced ordinates and adding the areas of the n/2 figures formed by pairs of successive odd-numbered ordinates and the parabolas which they determine with their included even-numbered ordinates


Thomas Simpson †1761 English mathematician
First Known Use: circa 1875


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