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[SOLVED] Numerical Analysis - Numerical Integration Scheme using Interpolating Polynomials Question

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New member
May 6, 2013
I am struggling to understand interpolating polynomials and their errors. I have a problem off of a study guide here:

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I understand that the composite simpsons rule is only exact for polynomials up to order 3, with error term proportional to h4. Is this the same case? A detailed explanation would be much appreciated, as I mentioned I'm having a hard time grasping this subject. Thank you



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Feb 24, 2012
Hello Lwooley90,

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