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Thomas Weddle (30 November 1817 Stamfordham, Northumberland – 4 December 1853 Bagshot) was a mathematician who introduced the Weddle surface. He was mathematics professor at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.

In algebraic geometry, a Weddle surface, introduced by Thomas Weddle, is a quartic surface in 3-dimensional projective space, given by the locus of vertices of the family of cones passing through 6 points in general position.

Weddle's Rule is a method of integration, the Newton-Cotes formula with N=6.

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