# Numerical Integration

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## Revision as of 10:50, 3 November 2009

Numerical integration refers to all the procedures, algorithms and techniques in the numerical analysis to obtain an approximate solution to a definite integral.

That is, how to obtain a numerical value of: $\int_{\lambda_a}^{\lambda_b}\! f(\lambda)\, d\lambda.$

where $\lambda \,$ can be a 1D, 2D or 3D domain.

For our interest in the Finite Element Method, the purpose is to describe how the element matrices can be integrated numerically.