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    numerical integration

    is there a better method than simpson's rule using the same amount of "n" terms but with a more accurate answer?
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    What do you mean by "better"? Simpson's rule approximates the function by a piecewise quadratic function. Using a piecewise cubic or piecewise quartic function will give a more accurate answer for the same "n" but will be much harder to calculate.
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