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## #201 2013-08-04 06:53:31

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Theoretically, Romberg should be much better than Simpson's.

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## #202 2013-08-04 07:28:19

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

But, it is more complicated to program, though.

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## #203 2013-08-04 07:44:23

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

You only need one column and the the formula generates all the rest.

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## #204 2013-08-04 07:46:44

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

But, how do I know how many values to get for the first column?

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## #205 2013-08-04 07:50:11

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

You do not. But like a difference table how far you go horizontally depends on how tall the first column is. Each column is more and more accurate, so pick a number n and go from there.

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## #206 2013-09-01 05:26:27

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Hi,

Can anyone tell how to find the value of the following integral upto four significant digits with the help of a computer but not a readymade CAS?

J simulation:

``````load 'trig'            NB. required for cos
samp =: 1000000        NB. the number of samples
avg =: +/%#            NB. the average function
f =: ?samp\$0           NB. random numbers in range (0,1)
fn =: cos f*pi%4       NB. get the list of cosines after scaling into range (0,pi/4)
fn100 =: fn^100        NB. get the 100th power
avg fn100*pi%4         NB. Take the average after multiplying (pi/4-0)``````

≈ 0.125139

which is close enough!

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## #207 2013-09-01 06:14:45

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Isn't o. used for trig functions as well?

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## #208 2013-09-01 15:18:29

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

o.n is pi times n.

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## #209 2013-09-01 20:21:55

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #210 2013-09-02 17:56:44

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Okay, thanks, did not see that before!

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## #211 2013-09-02 20:59:30

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

You're welcome.

The functions are hard to remember.

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## #212 2013-09-02 21:37:48

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Indeed, they are hard to remember and understand.
Anyway, it's good and quick once we get a hang of it. Their documentation is good, but scattered. They need to reorganize that.
E.g. I had to search for quite a long time to find how to change the array values

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## #213 2013-09-02 21:44:31

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

I agree. Fortunately, the tutorials I found on that site are great!

How good are you with tacit expressions?

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## #214 2013-09-02 22:03:00

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Yes, and there are essays in that site with very useful programs!

I'm still learning. Are you too trying out J?

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## #215 2013-09-03 05:44:07

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Yes, I've seen them. They are fantastic.

I have learned a bit about it, I was amazed by how simple and complex it looks at the same time. Also, the tacit programming part of J caught my eye. I haven't done much in it though.

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## #216 2013-09-03 05:55:15

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Okay, tacit programming is the best part of the language.

But needs much practice to know the rules and use it efficiently.

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## #217 2013-09-03 06:00:26

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Yes, that is pretty much the reason why I could never do much in it.

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## #218 2014-05-21 19:48:31

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

How do I evaluate this?

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## #219 2014-05-21 19:52:29

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

What have you tried and although you have posted this in Computer math, I have to ask what method do you want?

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## #220 2014-05-21 20:03:01

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Hi Agnishom

You can use this fact:

I would not recommend it, though.

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## #221 2014-05-21 20:21:16

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Here is an answer that uses Gaussian integration and has an error of approximately 10^-48

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## #222 2014-05-22 00:49:36

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

And the exact answer, given by M is:

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## #223 2014-05-22 01:47:33

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Hi;

Unless he wants an numerical integration method.

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## #224 2014-05-22 02:11:14

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

Well, it is the exact answer even if he doesn't want it.

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## #225 2014-05-22 02:13:22

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### Re: An Integral and the Computer

But he has M so why would he not do that himself?

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