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THE MAGIC OF GAUSS QUADRATURE

A.H.C. CHAN (Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8LT, UK)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 1 February 1991

Abstract

For those who are working with the finite element method, one may somehow wonder why a n point Gauss‐Legendre quadrature formula can integrate a 2n—1 order polynomial exactly. The purpose of this note is to unravel the secret.

Citation

CHAN, A.H.C. (1991), "THE MAGIC OF GAUSS QUADRATURE", Engineering Computations, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 189-190. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023833

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