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Issue No. 04 - July/August (2006 vol. 8)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 42-48
Zeng Zhe-Zhao , Hunan University, China
Wang Yao-Nan , Hunan University, China
Wen Hui , Changsha University of Science and Technology, China
We present a neural network approach based on the cosine basis functions to solve numerical integration. The convergence of neural networks algorithm and the theorem to solve numerical integration are also proven. To prompt neural network learning, we propose the momentum method, the conjugate gradient (CG) method, and the trancated Newton (TN) method for training neural networks. This article also gives examples of numerical integration based on neural networks and compares the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The results show that the numerical integration method presented here has a high accuracy and a fast convergence rate, hence, its application values is significant in the engineering practice.
neural networks, numerical integration, convergence rates

Z. Zhe-Zhao, W. Yao-Nan and W. Hui, "Numerical Integration Based on a Neural Network Algorithm," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 8, no. , pp. 42-48, 2006.
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