175 -Pi and Simpson’s method

Here is a .pdf file of a Maple worksheet showing how Simpson’s method can be used to compute \pi, following the exercise I suggested in lecture. The accuracy I obtained is larger than what I asked for in lecture, at the cost of a large number of intervals being required. 

There are of course much faster methods to compute \pi, based on other ideas.

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