The determination of the volume of a solid.
- He applied his theories of generalised functions and of embeddings of function spaces to cubature formulas.
- The method of cubature was used to determine the discharges throughout the Strait.
- In addition, the cubature formulas are universal: their error is almost optimal in two different scales of function spaces.
Late 17th century: from the verb cube, on the pattern of quadrature.
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