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Spatial Basis Functions…any practical hints on choosing them?

I am not coming from a pure mathematical background, and now in my daily life as an engineering student, I am getting faced to spatial basis functions to approximates variables. The problem is: Are ...
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Approximate $d\sqrt{x}$ or $d\log(x)$ by a function of the form $a/(1 + bx^c)$

I have some functions of $x$, in the form of $d\sqrt{x}$ or $d\log(x)$ where d is known. I would like to rewrite (approximate is fine) them in the form $\dfrac{a}{1 + bx^c}$, where a, b and c are ...
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Can we approximate $f(x) = \chi_{(0,\infty)}(x)$ by smooth monotone functions?

Given $f(x) = \text{sign}^+(x) = \chi_{(0,\infty)}(x)$, is it possible to a sequence $f_n$ such that $f_n$ is smooth, $f_n' \geq 0$ and $$f_n \to f?$$ In some sense of convergence? Preferably ...
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How can I get a good estimation of the following function

The function is $$ f(n) = \sum_{i=1}^{n} \frac{1}{2i-1}$$ How can I compute for example $f(20)$ or $f(50)$ without using a calculator. I want to have an approximation
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Help needed - Approximating functions with geometric integration and derivation

I've somehow managed to approximate some functions using cheap tricks as geometrically derivating the function and then geometrically integrating an easier equivalent of the derivative (see here for ...
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Approximate function algorithm using a polynomial and Boor splines

I have a defined function and a set of points with equal distance between them. The problem is that I have to approximate the graphic of that function using a polynomial function of 3rd degree and a ...
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1answer
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Minimum Argument Difference to Make the Lower Bound > the Upper Bound

Assume $g$ is a function that grows asymptotically as $$ g(n) \in\frac n {log(n)} + O(\sqrt n),\,n \in \Bbb N\tag1 $$ I wish to find $h(n)$ such that $$ g(n) \le g(n+h(n)). $$ i.e. Given the bounds ...
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$C^\infty$ approximations of $f(r) = |r|^{m-1}r$

Consider $f(r) = |r|^{m-1}r$ where $m \geq 1$. Is it possible to find $C^\infty$ functions $f_n$, such that $f_n \to f$ uniformly on compact subsets of $\mathbb{R}$, $f_n' \to f'$ uniformly on ...
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Approximate $|x|$ with a smooth function

I am trying to get the derivative of $|x|$, and I want that derivative function, say $g(x)$, to be a function of x. So it really needs the |x| to be smooth (ex. $x^2$); I am wondering what is the ...
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Padé approximant of transfer function with gain and time delay.

$$ H(\omega) = A e^{-j \omega \tau} $$ I'm trying to use Padé approximation to generate a numerator and denominator polynomial for the above transfer function but genuinely struggling with how to ...
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Best Fit Curve and Function for 4D Data?

I have experimental data of 4 dimensions, and I want to computer-generate an approximated function from that. If it helps to clarify, I'm testing a pendulum's period based on variable length, starting ...
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Using $(1+x)^k \approx 1+kx$ to approximate?

Use the approximation $(1+x)^k \approx 1+kx$ to estimate $(1.0003)^{26}$ and $\sqrt[4]{1.006}$. I know how to solve this step-by-step, but I don't understand what I'm doing exactly: why does ...
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show that any continuous function can be approximated uniformly

I do not know where to start because i have not dealt with a question like this before. I feel that i have to use the Stone-Weierstrass theorem, but im not sure how to use it.
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Representation for a function that, when added/multiplied/composed with another function of the same form, yields a new function of the same form

I apologize for the possibly unclear wording of the title. I'm not well versed in math terminology. I'm after a concrete representation of a function, eg $y(x) = Ax^p$ (where $A$ and $p$ are ...
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56 views

Approximating a function

I'm sorry if this question in not well formed... I would like to perform a computation of the following function: f() = -2*X1 -1*X2 +0*X3 + 1*X4 +2*X5 (The ...
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Best way to approximate function

What is the best approximation for function like on attached image ? Function is increasing or decreasing from "spike" to "spike" Zoom to the first few members: All members:
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determining sign of function containing logarithm.

I would like to know the sign of the following term in general. I tried approximately and it was negative. Is there any $m_0$ such that for all $n>m>m_0$, the following function is positive or ...
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204 views

Approximate a complicated mystery function

Let there exist a mystery function ƒ. ƒ accepts exactly 2 arguments, A & B. As B approaches A, ƒ approaches A, at a simple exponential growth rate E. As B approaches 0, ƒ approaches the mean ...
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approximating a discrete function with a continuous one

Let $f:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuously differentiable function that reaches a global maximum at $x^*\in(0,1)$. Now, consider its 'discrete' counterpart. That is, consider the collection ...
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Aprroximate graph to function

there is a set of points which set a graph that is not linear. Is there any method to approximate a function that is close enough to this graph? I've read some articles and got to know approximation ...
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Software to find a function for data approximation

I've got some y(x) 2D data set. I would like to find a function fitting this data: Is there any open source or free software to find a function to approximate a data sequence like the above? Here ...
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If f is in LipK[a, b], show that f can be uniformly approximated by polynomials in LipK[ a, b].

Question: If f $\in$ LipK[a, b], show that f can be uniformly approximated by polynomials in LipK[ a, b]. Context: f $\in$ LipK[a,b] then it is Lipschitz with constant K. The text I am currently ...
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131 views

Upper bound for $\Gamma(x+y)$

Let $x, y \geq 1$ be two real numbers. I am wondering if one can get an upper bound for $\Gamma(x+y)$ in terms of $\Gamma(x)\Gamma(y)$? Any references or ideas are very appreciated. Thank you.
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Approximation of function on interval

I'm looking for an accurate but as simple as possible approximation of $S(x,\lambda) = \frac{1}{(1-x) [x-(1-\lambda )]}\left((1+\lambda ) \left(\frac{x(1+\lambda)}{1-\lambda ...
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Find square root approximation function (tool)

first I have to apologize for any uncorrect naming or categorisation of my question, as I am an electrical engineer rather than a mathematican. I try to find a simple solution for my problem: I have ...
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Efficient way to recompute weights when shifting range of Legendre polynomial bases

I am storing a 2D (Cartesian) density function as a 2D patch with known X/Y limits and a set of 11 coefficients of the third order 2D Legendre polynomial basis functions over that patch. This works ...
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Multidimensional Interpolation within a polygon

Apologies in advance if I get terminologies wrong (not sure if "multidimensional interpolation" is the right term), I'm not really that great at maths, but here goes: Suppose we have two 2D points, ...
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How to find a Newton-like approximation for that function?

I want to find the complex fixpoint $t=b^t $ for real bases $b> \eta = \exp(\exp(-1))$. added remark: I'm aware that there is a solution using branches of the Lambert-W-function, but I've no ...
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Restoring the function by its graph

I need a function that will produce a graph similar to the one below. This function is odd, symmetrical relatively to origin in III quarter. A is an asymptote (the top part is similar to ...
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1answer
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Taylor Series. Reusing an approximation of a function

I have this function, $e^{-x}$ bounded between 0 and 1500 and I have an approximation by Taylor Series of the same function bounded between 0 and 0.5. I would like to express my function $e^{-x}$ ...
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Development of a specific hardware architecture for a particular algorithm. Modelling fuctions by Taylor sSeries.

I'm trying to develop a architecture hardware to make a implementation of an algorithm that can be descompose in terms of sums, multiplications, subtractions and exponential functions. I'm trying to ...
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Find formula from values

Is there any "algorithm" or steps to follow to get a formula from a table of values. Example: Using this values: ...