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Behold! The Midpoint Rule Is Better Than The Trapazoidal Rule

by Frank Buck (California State University, Chico)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
January, 1985

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

The midpoint rule is better than the trapazoidal rule for concave functions. A proof without words.

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