1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Simpson's rule

  1. Mar 8, 2007 #1
    why do we use n as even number with simpson's rule ?

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 9, 2007 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Thread moved to calculus homework. pari786 -- tell us what you know about Simpson's rule.
  4. Mar 9, 2007 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    Simpson's rule approximates the curve by a series of parabolas each of which requires 3 points. Using one parabola would mean 3 points dividing the entire interval into 2 sub-intervals. Using 2 parabolas would mean 5 points they share one point), so 4 sub-intervals, etc.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?

Similar Discussions: Simpson's rule
  1. Simpson's Rule (Replies: 1)

  2. Simpson's Rule (Replies: 7)