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Thomas Simpson
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Simpson, Thomas


Born Aug. 20, 1710, in Market Bos-worth, Leicestershire; died there May 14, 1761. English mathematician.

In 1743, Simpson derived the formula for approximate integration that is known as Simpson’s rule. He also worked in the areas of elementary geometry, trigonometry, analysis, and probability theory.


Istoriia matematiki, vol. 3. Moscow, 1972.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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