Numerical Integration Examples

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Numerical integration is a method used to calculate an approximate value of a definite integral . This Demonstration compares various Newton–Cotes methods to approximate the integrals of several different functions over the interval . Typically, the error decreases as the order of the method is increased. Likewise, more segments usually leads to a more accurate approximation of the integral.

Contributed by: Jason Beaulieu and Brian Vick (August 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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