# Simpsons rule error term

• March 22nd 2010, 06:21 AM
Simpsons rule error term
in our notes we have $- (b-a/180)*h^4*f('''')$

How do you calcualte 180

where does it come from?

On wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpson's_rule go to the section simpsons composite rule and look at the error its /180 , how do they get this 180???
• March 24th 2010, 02:41 AM
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in our notes we have $- (b-a/180)*h^4*f('''')$

How do you calcualte 180

where does it come from?

I need to know so i can do the next error term i.e h^6
• March 24th 2010, 03:49 AM