Department of Mathematics

Math 300: Mathematical Computing

Python ICE 6

Given uniformly spaced points \(a=x_0\lt x_1\lt \dots\lt x_n=b\), with \(x_{i+1}-x_i=h\) for every \(i\), the composite midpoint rule for approximating the integral of a function \(f\) is given by $$ \int_a^b f(x) dx\approx \sum_{i=0}^{n-1} f\left(\frac{x_i+x_{i+1}}{2}\right) h $$ Write a Python function called midpoint to evaluate a midpoint rule approximate to any function \(f\) we specify. We will call the midpoint function as midpoint(f,a,b,n), with arguments as in our other approximate integral functions.

Assignment 6 is posted.

The midterm exam will take place Monday, 16 October. As with all exams, all paper notes may be used, but no electronic devices are permitted. There is a sample exam available.

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