How do you find the area using the midpoint approximation method, given # sinx(dx) #, on the interval [0, pi] with n=10?
I will use what I think is the usual notation throughout this solution.
All endpoints: start with
The subintervals are:
We have been aske to use the midpoint of each subinterval as its sample point. The midpoints may be found by averaging the endpoints of each subinterval or by averaging the endpoints of the first subinterval to find its midpoint (
The midpoints are:
Now the Riemann sum is the sum of the area of the 4 rectangles. We find the area of each rectangle by
Here we are using midpoints for sample points. So
#= (f(pi/20)+f((3pi)/20) +f((5pi)/20) + * * * +f(pi)) pi/10#
#= (sin(pi/20)+sin((3pi)/20) + sin((5pi)/20) + * * * +sin(pi)) pi/10#
Finish the arithmetic to finish.