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An Elementary Proof of Error Estimates for the Trapezoidal Rule

by D. Cruze-Uribe (Trinity College) and C. J. Neugebauer (Purdue University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 2003

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Integration
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II

The author gives an elementary and straightforward inequality involved in the error estimate for the Trapezoidal Rule appropriate for second-semester calculus students.


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