Simpson’s 3/8th Rule MATLAB Program Example

Question

Evaluate the integral x^4 within limits -3 to 3 using Simpson’s 3/8th Rule.

Solution

Let y(x)=x^4

here a=-3 and b=3

therefore (b-a)=6

let ‘n’ be the number of intervals. assume n=6 in this case.

also h=(b-a)/n = 6/6 =1

x: -3  -2  -1  0  1  2  3

y: 81  16  1  0  1  16  81

According to Simpson’s 3/8th Rule:

answer= (3h/8)*[(y1+y7)+3*(y2+y3+y5+y6)+2*(y4)]

answer=(3/8)*[(81+81)+3*(16+1+1+16)+2*(0)]

answer=99.

MATLAB Code for Simpson’s 3/8th Rule

%Created by myclassbook.org (Mayuresh)
  %Created on 24 May 2013
  %Question: Evaluate the integral x^4 within limits -3 to 3

clc;
  clear all;
  close all;

f=@(x)x^4; %Change here for different function
  a=-3;b=3; %Given limits
  n=b-a; %Number of intervals
  h=(b-a)/n;
  p=0;

for i=a:b
  p=p+1;
  x(p)=i;
  y(p)=i^4; %Change here for different function
  end

l=length(x);
  x
  y
  answer=(3*h/8)*((y(1)+y(l))+3*(y(2)+y(3)+y(5)+y(6))+2*(y(4)))

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MATLAB Program for Simpon's Three-Eighth Rule
MATLAB Program for Simpon’s Three-Eighth Rule

Second Example

Evaluate the integral 1/(1+x) within limits 0 to 6 using Simpson’s 3/8th rule.

Solution

Let y(x)=1/(1+x)

here a=0 and b=6

therefore (b-a)=6

let ‘n’ be the number of intervals. assume n=6 in this case.

also h=(b-a)/n = 6/6 =1

x: 0                  1                    2              3                  4               5               6

y: 1.0000   0.5000   0.3333   0.2500   0.2000   0.1667   0.1429

According to Simpson’s 3/8th rule:

answer= (3h/8)*[(y1+y7)+3*(y2+y3+y5+y6)+2*(y4)]

answer=1.9660

MATLAB Code for Simpson’s 3/8th Rule

%Created by myclassbook.org (Mayuresh)
  %Created on 24 May 2013
  %Question: Evaluate the integral 1/(1+x) within limits 0 to 6

clc;
  clear all;
  close all;

f=@(x)1/(1+x); %Change here for different function
  a=0;b=6; %Given limits
  n=b-a; %Number of intervals
  h=(b-a)/n;
  p=0;

for i=a:b
  p=p+1;
  x(p)=i;
  y(p)=1/(1+i); %Change here for different function
  end

l=length(x);
  x
  y
  answer=(3*h/8)*((y(1)+y(l))+3*(y(2)+y(3)+y(5)+y(6))+2*(y(4)))

Image Format

MATLAB Program for Simpon's Three-Eighth Rule
MATLAB Program for Simpon’s Three-Eighth Rule

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