CALCULUS Understanding Its Concepts and Methods
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Newton-Cotes formulas are based on n + 1 equally spaced sample points a = x0 < x1 < x2 < ··· < xn = b. They take the formwhere the weights wi are chosen so that their sum is 1 and so that the approximationis exact for a polynomials of degree at most n.
Newton-Cotes formulas for
(Simpson's 3/8 rule)
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