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Ch E 310 - Fall 10 - Lecture 19

Ch E 310 - Fall 10 - Lecture 19 - Lecture 19 November 2...

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Lecture 19 November 2, 2010 Agenda: Exam 2 returned Thursday (average ~74.7) Complete HW group evaluation (see email) Numerical Integration Newton-Cotes Formulas o Trapezoidal Rule o Simpson’s Rule MATLAB integration techniques
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Numerical Integration Integration is ubiquitous in science and engineering you already understand its importance Calculating analytical integrals accurately can be challenging many functions don’t have analytical solutions Many times we can only do so numerically since we can’t always determine analytical expressions Often we are integrating data points rather than functions akin to curve fitting Depending on the application, certain methods will be more applicable or attractive than others
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