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#1 2012-08-23 12:11:42

anonimnystefy
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A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

integraten(f,a,b,n):=sum(ev(f,x=a+i*(b-a)/n)*(b-a)/n,i,0,n-1);

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#2 2012-08-24 09:00:01

bobbym
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Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Hi;

What does ev do?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2012-08-24 09:02:56

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Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

ev(expresson in x, x=value) evaluates the expression at a specified value of the variable x (or any variable which the expression is given with).


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#4 2012-08-24 19:33:46

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Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Hi anonimnystefy;

Nice, but please correct this line in your function:

s:s+ev(f,x=i)*(a-b)/n,

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#5 2012-08-24 22:09:12

anonimnystefy
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Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Oh yeah. It should be b-a there.


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#6 2012-08-24 22:23:56

bobbym
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Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Hi;

That is exactly right.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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