A new second order Taylor-like theorem with an optimized reduced remainder

Joël Chaskalovic, Franck Assous, Hessam Jamshidipour

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In this paper, we derive a variant of the Taylor theorem to obtain a new minimized remainder. For a given function f defined on the interval [a,b], this formula is derived by introducing a linear combination of f computed at n+1 equally spaced points in [a,b], together with f′′(a) and f′′(b). We then consider two classical applications of this Taylor-like expansion: the interpolation error and the numerical quadrature formula. We show that using this approach improves both the Lagrange P2- interpolation error estimate and the error bound of the Simpson rule in numerical integration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115496
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2024


  • Interpolation error
  • Lagrange interpolation
  • Quadrature error
  • Simpson rule
  • Taylor's theorem


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