Mathematics Textbooks for Science and Engineering

Mathematics of Approximation

Authors: de De Villiers, Johan

  • Prerequisites of only calculus and linear algebra
  • Self-contained and rigorous treatment of the mathematics of approximation
  • Includes new results,in particular those on local spline interpolation, and its connection to quadrature
  • A new method of proof of the Euler-Maclaurin formula is presented
  • The topic of quadrature formulas and their error analysis is given an extensive treatment
  • The Weierstrass theorem is rigorously proved for both algebraic and trigonometric polynomials
  • Both Fourier series and the Gram-Schmidt procedure are developed from best approximation
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The approximation of a continuous function by either an algebraic polynomial, a trigonometric polynomial, or a spline, is an important issue in application areas like computer-aided geometric design and signal analysis. This book is an introduction to the mathematical analysis of such approximation, and, with the prerequisites of only calculus and linear algebra, the material is targeted at senior undergraduate level, with a treatment that is both rigorous and self-contained. The topics include polynomial interpolation; Bernstein polynomials and the Weierstrass theorem; best approximations in the general setting of normed linear spaces and inner product spaces; best uniform polynomial approximation; orthogonal polynomials; Newton-Cotes , Gauss and Clenshaw-Curtis quadrature; the Euler-Maclaurin formula ; approximation of periodic functions; the uniform convergence of Fourier series; spline approximation,with an extensive treatment of local spline interpolation,and its application in quadrature. Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter

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“The current book presents a compilation of lecture notes delivered by Professor Johan de Villiers at Stellen Bosch University, South Africa. This hardbound treatise titled Mathematics of approximation is a reader-friendly volume spanning over 425 pages. … The content is self-contained and can be used for both classroom teaching and self-study. … The theory is illustrated by a number of solved examples. This is one of the many graces of the book.” (Sarjoo Prasad Yadav, Mathematical Reviews, February, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics of Approximation
Authors
Series Title
Mathematics Textbooks for Science and Engineering
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Atlantis Press
Copyright Holder
Atlantis Press
eBook ISBN
978-94-91216-50-3
DOI
10.2991/978-94-91216-50-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-91216-49-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-6239-046-1
Series ISSN
2213-0853
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 406
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