
02368925
j
2006c.02012
Maruszewski, Richard F. Jr.
Caudle, Kyle A.
Approximating integrals using probability.
Math. Comput. Educ. 39, No. 2, 143147 (2005).
2005
MATYC Journal, Old Bethpage, NY
EN
N45
K65
monte carlo methods
applications of mathematics to mathematics
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.)