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Simpson's rule

noun, Mathematics.
1.
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 of Simpson's rule
1895-1900
1895-1900; named after Thomas Simpson (1710-61), English mathematician
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