simpsons-rule

Simpson's rule

noun Mathematics.
a method for approximating the value of a definite integral by approximating, with parabolic arcs, the area under the curve defined by the integrand.

Origin:
1895–1900; named after Thomas Simpson (1710–61), English mathematician

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