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\iteman{ZMATH 2006c.02012}
\itemau{Maruszewski, Richard F. Jr.; Caudle, Kyle A.}
\itemti{Approximating integrals using probability.}
\itemso{Math. Comput. Educ. 39, No. 2, 143-147 (2005).}
\itemab
As part of a discussion on Monte Carlo methods, Gentle outlines how to use probability expectations to approximate the value of a definite integral. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on this technique and then to show several examples using visual basic as a programming tool. It is an interesting method because it combines two branches of mathematics. (orig.)
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\itemcc{N45 K65}
\itemut{monte carlo methods; applications of mathematics to mathematics}
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