# How can I fix this error?

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Wenchen Liu on 5 Dec 2022
Commented: Torsten on 5 Dec 2022
I had a code like this:
clear all, close all
f = @(x)(4/(1+x^2));
a = 0;
b = 1;
F = @(x)(-8x/((1+x^2)^2)); % antiderivative of f
ref = F(b) - F(a);
n = 2;
x = linspace(a,b,n+1);
h = (b-a)/n;
then in the command part, it shows:
File: assignment3_question2b.m Line: 7 Column: 12
Invalid expression. Check for missing multiplication operator, missing or unbalanced
delimiters, or other syntax error. To construct matrices, use brackets instead of parentheses.
How can i fix this? David Hill on 5 Dec 2022
f = @(x)4./(1+x.^2)
f = function_handle with value:
@(x)4./(1+x.^2)
a = 0;
b = 1;
F = @(x)-8*x./(1+x.^2).^2 % antiderivative of f
F = function_handle with value:
@(x)-8*x./(1+x.^2).^2
ref = F(b) - F(a);
n = 2;
x = linspace(a,b,n+1);
h = (b-a)/n;
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Torsten on 5 Dec 2022
F = @(x)-8*x.*(1+x.^2).^2; % antiderivative of f
F = @(x)-8*x.(1+x.^2).^2; % antiderivative of f
But the antiderivative of f is of course
F = @(x) 4*atan(x)