How should I approach this question?


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Using a Gaussian Quadrature of order 5 to approximate

$\int_{2}^{6} \frac4{x-1} \;\mathrm{d}x $


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Erdos Erdos
  • Wouldn’t it be Sum 5 instead of Sum 6?

  • Erdos Erdos

    No, there are 6 Gaussian Quadrature of order 5 and we should sum over all. The number of terms is always one more than the degree of the polynomial.

  • Erdos Erdos

    I would say the bounty for your other question is low. It may take about 45 min to an hour to answer the question without using any software.

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