HP 17BII: Trapezoid Rule Using Distinct Points

05302019, 12:17 PM
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HP 17BII: Trapezoid Rule Using Distinct Points
Blog entry: http://edspi31415.blogspot.com/2019/05/h...rule.html
We can estimate the area of any surface by the use of sums and integral. In calculus, we usually are given a function f(x), but here we are using measurements from one end to the other at various intervals. Technically, the intervals between each measurement do not have to be equal length. However, having intervals of equal length makes things a lot easier, and in this blog entry, we assume they are. We have various methods to estimate the area. One of the easiest ways is the Trapezoid Rule: Area ≈ h/2 * ( y_1 + y_n + 2 * Σ( y_k , k, 2, n1 ) ) Where: h = interval length y_k = length of each measurement, there are n measurements y_1 and y_n: measurement of lengths at each end, respectively First: define a SUM list named MS. The solver uses that list to get the reference measurements. Solver: Code: AREAHGT: AREA = 0 * L(N:SIZES(MS)) + H÷2 * (ITEM(MS:1) + ITEM(MS:G(N)) + 2 * Σ(K:2: G(N)1: 1: ITEM(MS:K) ) Example h = 0.5 MS: y_1 = 1174 y_2 = 1078 y_3 = 979 y_4 = 984 y_5 = 810 y_6 = 779 y_7 = 800 y_8 = 852 y_9 = 966 Area: 3676 

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