The widely propagated typographical error Bode's rule redirects here. For Bode's Law see Titius–Bode law.
In mathematics, Boole's rule, named after George Boole, is a method of numerical integration. It approximates an integral
by using the values of ƒ at five equally spaced points
It is expressed thus in Abramowitz and Stegun (1972, p. 886):
and the error term is
for some number c between x1 and x5. (945 = 1 × 3 × 5 × 7 × 9.)
- Weisstein, Eric W. "Boole's Rule". MathWorld.
- Zucker, Ruth (1983) [June 1964]. "Chapter 25.4.14: Numerical Interpolation, Differentiation, and Integration - Integration - Numerical Analysis". In Abramowitz, Milton; Stegun, Irene Ann. Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables. Applied Mathematics Series. 55 (Ninth reprint with additional corrections of tenth original printing with corrections (December 1972); first ed.). Washington D.C.; New York: United States Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards; Dover Publications. p. 886. ISBN 0-486-61272-4. LCCN 64-60036. MR 0167642. ISBN 978-0-486-61272-0. LCCN 65-12253.