They might be stirring in their graves and preparing to rise to do battle. A medical researcher named Tai has published a method that he has called “Tai’s Model”, which is “a mathematical model for the determination of total areas under curves from various metabolic studies“.
I think — now I am a mere biologist, so this might be beyond my feeble gooey brain — that I vaguely recall doing something sort of similar to this many, many years ago, as a way to approximate an integral, and it might be something like 350 years old. I guess we’ve forgotten.
By the way, I’ve discovered a marvelous and efficient way to multiply numbers together by adding logarithms; I’m thinking I should publish it as Myers’ Method. I wonder if it’s patentable?