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Unformatted text preview: Trapezoid’s Rule Drawing trapezoid’s to approximate the area Simpson’s Rule Based on drawing a parabola from the 3 points in each subinterval Simpson’s rule gives the best approximation Example 1 Use all three methods with n=8 to approximate x sin xdx 4 " Fill in the following table with your calculator (make sure you’re in radian mode) X f(x)= x sin x 0 .5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 a) Find the Trapezoid’s Rule Approximation b) Find the Midpoint Rule Approximation c) Find the Simpson’s Rule Approximation. Example 2  #26 p.422 of our text – radar gun data problem...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course MA 241 taught by Professor Mccollum during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.
 Spring '08
 Mccollum
 Calculus, Approximation, Derivative

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