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# Sigmoidal-trapezoidal quadrature for ordinary and Cauchy principal value integrals

Consider the evaluation of I f:= âˆ«0 1 f(x)dx. Among all the quadrature rules for the approximate evaluation of this integral, the trapezoidal rule is known for its simplicity of construction and, in general, its slow rate of convergence to I f. However, it is well known, from the Euler-Maclaurin formula, that if f is periodic of period 1, then the trapezoidal rule can converge very quickly to I f. A sigmoidal transformation is a mapping of [0, 1] onto itself and is such that when applied to I f gives an integrand having some degree of periodicity. Applying the trapezoidal rule to the transformed integral gives an increased rate of convergence. In this paper, we explore the use of such transformations for both ordinary and Cauchy principal value integrals. By considering the problem in a suitably weighted Sobolev space, a very satisfactory analysis of the rate of convergence of the truncation error is obtained. This combination of a sigmoidal transformation followed by the trapezoidal rule gives rise to the so-called sigmoidal-trapezoidal quadrature rule of the title. Â© Austral. Mathematical Soc. 2004.

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## Publication title

ANZIAM Journal## Volume

46## Issue

Electronic Supplement## Pagination

E1-E69## ISSN

1446-8735## Department/School

School of Natural Sciences## Publisher

Australian Mathematica Publishing Assoc Inc## Place of publication

Australia## Repository Status

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