Volume 59, pp. 230-249, 2023.

Gauss-type quadrature rules with respect to external zeros of the integrand

Jelena Tomanović


In the present paper, we propose a Gauss-type quadrature rule into which the external zeros of the integrand (the zeros of the integrand outside the integration interval) are incorporated. This new formula with $n$ nodes, denoted by $\mathcal G_n$, proves to be exact for certain polynomials of degree greater than $2n-1$ (while the Gauss quadrature formula with the same number of nodes is exact for all polynomials of degree less than or equal to $2n-1$). It turns out that $\mathcal G_n$ has several good properties: all its nodes are pairwise distinct and belong to the interior of the integration interval, all its weights are positive, it converges, and it is applicable both when the external zeros of the integrand are known exactly and when they are known approximately. In order to economically estimate the error of $\mathcal G_n$, we construct its extensions that inherit the $n$ nodes of $\mathcal G_n$ and that are analogous to the Gauss-Kronrod, averaged Gauss, and generalized averaged Gauss quadrature rules. Further, we show that $\mathcal G_n$ with respect to the pairwise distinct external zeros of the integrand represents a special case of the (slightly modified) Gauss quadrature formula with preassigned nodes. The accuracy of $\mathcal G_n$ and its extensions is confirmed by numerical experiments.

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Key words

Gauss quadrature formula, external zeros of the integrand, modified weight function, quadrature error, convergence of a quadrature formula.

AMS subject classifications

65D30, 65D32, 41A55

Links to the cited ETNA articles

[1]Vol. 9 (1999), pp. 26-38 G. S. Ammar, D. Calvetti, and L. Reichel: Computation of Gauss-Kronrod quadrature rules with non-positive weights
[15]Vol. 45 (2016), pp. 371-404 Sotirios E. Notaris: Gauss-Kronrod quadrature formulae - A survey of fifty years of research

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