# Integration

To compute an integral on a geometrical element, for instance a curved element, a variable substitution is used to compute the integral on the corresponding reference `Shape`

. This variable substitution reads:

\[\int_\Omega g(x) \mathrm{\,d} \Omega = \int_{\hat{\Omega}} |J(x)| \left(g \circ F \right)(\hat{x}) \mathrm{\,d} \hat{\Omega},\]

where we recall that $F$ is the reference to physical mapping and $J$ is the determinant of the jacobian matrix of this mapping. Depending on the shape and element order, this determinant is either hard-coded or computed with `ForwardDiff`

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Now, to compute the right side, i.e the integral on the reference shape, quadrature rules are applied to $\hat{g} = g \circ F$:

\[\int_{\hat{\Omega}} \hat{g}(\hat{x}) \mathrm{\,d} \hat{\Omega} = \sum_{i =1}^{N_q} \omega_i \hat{g}(\hat{x}_i)\]

A specific procedure is applied to compute integrals on a face of a cell (i.e a surfacic integral on a face of a volumic element).