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## #1 2012-08-23 12:11:42

anonimnystefy
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### A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

``integraten(f,a,b,n):=sum(ev(f,x=a+i*(b-a)/n)*(b-a)/n,i,0,n-1);``

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## #2 2012-08-24 09:00:01

bobbym
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### Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Hi;

What does ev do?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #3 2012-08-24 09:02:56

anonimnystefy
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### Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

ev(expresson in x, x=value) evaluates the expression at a specified value of the variable x (or any variable which the expression is given with).

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #4 2012-08-24 19:33:46

bobbym
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### Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Hi anonimnystefy;

Nice, but please correct this line in your function:

``s:s+ev(f,x=i)*(a-b)/n,``

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #5 2012-08-24 22:09:12

anonimnystefy
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### Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Oh yeah. It should be b-a there.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #6 2012-08-24 22:23:56

bobbym
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### Re: A custom Maxima Riemann sum function

Hi;

That is exactly right.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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