## Lecture Notes: Wednesday, November 25, 1998

**Section 3 (Numerical Integration)**
Useful for:

- Discrete data approximated by smooth curve
- integrands for which there is no antiderivative in terms of
basic functions (e.g. exp(-x^2))
- estimates of errors in approximating definite
integrals

- Trapezoidal Rule and its error estimate

- Simpson's Rule and its error estimate

- Examples:Section 7.3 #4, 16, 28. (Use MAPLE too.)

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