4.6 Trapezoid Rule

By the end of your studying, you should know:
Onscreen applet instructions:
The applet illustrates the Trapezoid Rule. Select the number of subintervals from the pulldown menu. For comparison, you can click the buttons at the bottom to see other approximations.
ExamplesApproximatewith 4 trapezoids. Sketch a figure showing the curve and the trapezoids involved. Compare your answer with the answer you find using integration formulas.
Compare the 5subinterval trapezoid approximation of
How accurate is the Trapezoid Rule for approximating integrals? AppletsNumerical IntegrationVideosSee short videos of worked problems for this section.
QuizExercisesSee Exercises for 4.6 Trapezoid Rule (PDF).Work online to solve the exercises for this section, or for any other section of the textbook. 
Resources on the WebInformation on NewtonBiographical data from St. Andrew's University's Web site Excerpt from W.W. Rouse Ball's "A Short Account of the History of Mathematics"
Information on Leibniz
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