Simpson's rule

noun Simp·son's rule \ˈsim(p)-sənz-\

Definition of Simpson's rule

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of simpson's rule

Thomas Simpson †1761 English mathematician

First Known Use: circa 1875

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