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I Can’t Derive These Summation Formulas — So, I’ll Just Model Them in Python

Yes, I’m doing a bunch of calculus stuff right now. My son is currently in calculus 1, so I end up answering questions. When I don’t really know the answer — I have to blog about it in some way.

So, why would anyone need these summation formulas? They are needed if you want to find the area under a curve by breaking the area into…

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Rhett Allain

Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.