# Simpson's rule

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## Definition of Simpson's rule in English:

### noun

Mathematics
An arithmetical rule for estimating the area under a curve where the values of an odd number of ordinates, including those at each end, are known.
Example sentences
• Fixation probabilities to be used in Equation 10 were calculated by numerical integration using Simpson's rule.
• Here is a program to compute the Simpson's rule approximation to an integral, along with some examples.
• We shall present new error inequalities for the modified Simpson's rule which quantify more precisely the error.

### Origin

late 19th century: named after Thomas Simpson (1710–61), English mathematician.

## Definition of Simpson's rule in:

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