a1 University Mathematical Laboratory Cambridge
It is advantageous in automatic computers to employ methods of integration which do not require preceding function values to be known. From a general theory given by Kutta, one such process is chosen giving fourth-order accuracy and requiring the minimum number of storage registers. It is developed into a form which gives the highest attainable accuracy and can be carried out by comparatively few instructions. The errors are studied and a simple example is given.
(Received June 03 1950)