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Uniform convergence of Lagrange polynomials

There is a well-known theorem that states that on a closed interval $[a,b]$ any continuous function is the limit of a uniformly convergent sequence of polynomials. Proofs for this theorem usually ...
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How to differentiate Lagrange Basis Polynomial?

How to differentiate Lagrange Basis Polynomial ? I don't know, if the term is correct, but the question is: If $x_0,...,x_n\in\mathbb R$ are pairwise distinct ...
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Hermite interpolation with interior points

I am trying to solve the following problem: Given the conditions on a curve c(u) of degree 4 at the points -1, 0, 1 as: c(-1) = 4; c'(-1) = 4; c(0) = 6; c(1) = -4; c'(1) = -6; find the generalized ...
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Integer valued polynomial through some known points

I have 2 questions, but I'll put both of them here since they are closely related: An integer valued polynomials $P(x)$ is a polynomial whose value $P(n)\in\mathbb{N}$ for every $n\in\mathbb{N}$. ...
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Legendre polynomials verification

I'm confuse on how to answer this question: Verify that the first 4 Legendre polynomials are indeed mutually orthogonal on the interval [-1,1]
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For a fixed degree, is there always a Lagrange polynomial below the original function?

Let $x_1<x_2< \ldots <x_n$ be $n$ real numbers, and let $y_1,y_2,\ldots,y_n$ be real values to be interpolated. Let $r\leq n$. For any $I\subseteq \lbrace 1,2,\ldots,n\rbrace$ of cardinality ...
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polynomial interpolation

I have a function, for example $f(x)=\frac{-x^2}{2}+|x|$, which is divided on $[-1,0)$ and $[0,1]$. How do we interpolate this function with a polynomial $p$ in the maximum degree 4 with ...
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Polynomial Interpolation

My professor gave the following question as a practice for study guide. Any assistance in terms of helping me to solve this would be much appreciated. Suppose that $f$ is continuous and has ...
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Polynomial Interpolation and Error

I have numerical analysis final coming up in a few weeks and I'm trying to tackle a practice exam. Assuming $p(x)$ interpolates the function $f(x)$, find the polynomial $p(x)$ that satisfies the ...
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Other way to write Lagrange's form (with derivative)

Prove that we can write polynomial $L_{n}\in\Pi_{n}$ which is interpolating function $f(x)$ in $n+1$ nodes $x_{0},\,\ldots,\, x_{n}$ in following form: ...
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Degrees of interpolating polynomials

Given a collection of $m+1$ points $\{(x_0,y_0), (x_1,y_1), ..., (x_m,y_m)\}$, we can form the interpolating Lagrange polynomial $L(x)$: $$ L(x) = \sum_{i = 0}^{m} y_i l_i(x) \\ l_i(x) = \prod_{0 \le ...
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Wolfram Mathematica - Newton Backward Interpolation?

I have the following task: Create a function (in Wolfram Mathematica), called $\mathrm{NewtonBackward}$[n_,x0_,h_,f_] which interpolates backwards the function $f(x)$ with nodes {x_i = x_0 + ...
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Intuitive proof of interpolation polynomial existence

Problem: Given a set of $n+1$ data points ($x_i, y_i$) where no two $x_i$ are the same, one is looking for a polynomial $p$ of degree at most $n$ with the property $p(x_i) = y_i$ for all $i∈ [0, n ...
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Interpolation- Barycentric coefficients for nodes that are Chebyshev points of the second kind.

So I came across the following theorem: If the interpolation node are Chebyshev points of the second kind given by : $$ x_k=\cos \left( \frac{j\pi}{n}\right) \qquad ( 0 \leq j \leq 0) $$ Then the ...
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Polynomials of the form $g(x)=f[x,x_1,x_2,…,x_m]$.

Can anybody point me to some materials about polynomials of the form $g(x)=f[x,x_1,x_2,...,x_m]$, meaning that for given $x$ they will give back a leading coefficient of function $f$ interpolated at ...
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$p$-polynomial of $n$'th degree, $q(x)=p[x,x_1,x_2,…,x_k]$, prove that q has the same leading coefficient.

So I have a polynomial $p$ of $n$'th degree and q given by $q(x)=p[x,x_1,x_2,...,x_k]$, meaning that for $x$ it gives back the leading coefficient in interpolation of $p$ on points $x,x_1,...,x_k$. ...
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Derive the error term of Basic Corrected trapezoidal Rule for a Cubic Hermite Polynomial

The basic trapezoidal rule for approximating $I_f = \int_{a}^{b}f(x)dx$ is based on linear interpolation of $f$ at $x_0=a$ and $x_1 = b$. The Simpson rule is likewise based on quadratic polynomial ...
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Simple Polynomial Interpolation Problem

Simple polynomial interpolation in two dimensions is not always possible. For example, suppose that the following data are to be represented by a polynomial of first degree in $x$ and $y$, ...
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Given a finite set of points construct a polynomial that meets the points.

Say I have a set of points in $\mathbb{Z}^3 \times \mathbb{Z}_2$ each of which represent part of a mapping $(z_1, z_2, z_3) \mapsto z_4 \in \mathbb{Z}_2$. How do I find the the simplest polynomial ...
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Analogue of Helly’s theorem for non-exact interpolation

Let $\overrightarrow{x}=(x_1,x_2, \ldots ,x_n),\overrightarrow{a}=(a_1,a_2, \ldots ,a_n)$ and $\overrightarrow{b}=(b_1,b_2, \ldots ,b_n)$ be vectors in ${\mathbb R}^n$, with $a_k \leq b_k$ for every ...
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Conversion between monomial and Newton polynomial bases

Given samples $X_k=\left.X(z)\right|_{z=z_k}$ of the polynomial $X(z)=\sum_{n=0}^{N-1}x_n z^{-n}$ with $z,z_k\in \mathbb{C}, k=0,\ldots,N-1$, let us consider the Newton interpolation formula ...
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Coefficients of Newton interpolation polynomial

Given distinct $y_0,...,y_m$ in $\mathbb R$, let $N_m(x)$ be the Newton interpolation polynomial of degree $m$. That is, $N_m(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{m}a_nw_n(x)$ where $w_0 = 1$, $w_n(x) = ...
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Runge's phenomen: interpolation error using Chebyshev nodes oscillates

We're trying to approximate the Runge function $f(x) = \dfrac{1}{1+25x^2}$ using Chebyshev nodes. When calculating the interpolation error, using different degrees ranging from 0 to 50, we get the ...
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For n=3 Lagrange interpolation why is it equal to 1?

I'm studying Lagrange's formula for polynomial interpolation and I cannot seem understand why for $n=3$ $$L_0(x)+L_1(x)+L_2(x)+L_3(x) = 1$$ for all real x. In my textbook it says as a hint that ...
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What is the motivation for this theorem on Polynomial Interpolation Error?

My textbook presents this theorem without any sort of introduction. It does cover using the Newton and Lagrange forms of the interpolation polynomial, so I've got that. Anyway, here's the theorem: ...
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Least-squares approximation polynomial

Consider the function $\displaystyle f(x) = \frac{1}{\alpha (x-\beta)^2 + 1}$ in the interval $I = [-1,1]$. Set $\beta = 0$. How do I get the expression for the least-squares polynomial, say $\tilde ...
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Automatic calculation of the intersection of discrete curves

first of all, let me apologize for a poor math-english translation, I'll try my very best. I have the following situation: I have over 16.000 data files which I generated from a biometric ...
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Interpolating polynomial with Chebyshev nodes

I am interested in constructing an polynomial that interpolates some known arbitrary function $f(x)$ over the domain $x \in [0,70]$. I want the polynomial to have degree 14 and so need 15 points. ...
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Multiplying Polynomials with fewer coefficient multiplications

Not sure how this works! Apparently it can be done in 5-6 multiplications Show how to multiply two degree 2 polynomials using fewer multiplications of coefficients than the naive algorithm.
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Using Lagrange's Interpolation Formula to show that boolean functions over finite fields are polynomials

Let $F_2$ be the set of all the functions from the finite field $GF(2^n)$ of $2^n$ elements to $GF(2)$. I am reading a textbook that proves that the elements of $F_2$ can be represented by ...
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Is there a name for these polynomials?

Given $t \in \mathbb{R}[0,1]$, consider the following set of polynomials: $$ \left[-{\left(t - 1\right)}^{2} t, {\left(t - 1\right)} {\left(t^{2} - t - 1\right)}, -{\left(t^{2} - t - ...
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Given four points on a cubic function curve, how can I find the curve's function?

Say I have a curve $$y = ax^3 + bx^2 + cx + d.$$ I don't know $a$, $b$, $c$ or $d$, but I do know the $(x,y)$ values of four points on this curve. How can the values of $a$, $b$, $c$ and $d$ be ...
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Extending Hermite polynomial interpolation

Working with the definition of Hermite polynomials $x_0,\ldots,x_n$ are distinct in $[a, b]$, $f''(x)$ is continuous on [a, b], then $$H_{2n+1}(x)=\sum_{j=0}^{n} [f(x_j)H_{n,j}(x)] +\sum_{j=0}^{n} ...
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Lagrange Coefficients in Maple

I'm trying to compute Lagrange coefficients in Maple. Having found the $n$ roots of a Lagrange polynomial, I want to calculate the $j$-th coefficient: $$L_j(x) = \prod_{{i=0}\atop{j \neq ...
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Piece-wise linear interpolating polynomials

Somebody please help me to obtain piece-wise interpolating polynomials for the function $f(x)$ defined by the below data: $x=1$, $f(x)=3$; $x=2, f(x)=3$; $x=4, f(x)=21$; $x=8, f(x)=73$ I know the ...
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Determine the coefficients of an unknown black-box polynomial

Let $p$ be a polynomial of known degree $n$: $$p(x) = a_0 + a_1 x + \ldots + a_n x^n$$ Suppose we have a magic black box that can evaluate the polynomial for us. How could one then determine the ...
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Polynomial interpolation $n+1$ distinct points

How would you show that $p(x)= \sum\limits_{i=0}^n b_i(x-c)^i$ is equivalent to $p(x)=\sum\limits_{i=0}^n a_ix^i$ by expressing the $a_i$ in terms of $b_i$ and $c$? Also we know that the polynomial ...
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Polynomial interpolation of the residues of a rational function

Let $g(z) = a\prod_{i=1}^N (z-\lambda_i) \in \mathbb{Q}[z]$ be square-free. At each root $\lambda_i \in \mathbb{C}$, let $r_i$ denote the residue $\mathrm{Res}_{\lambda_i} 1/g(z)$. Let $I_g(z)$ ...
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A problem on Lagrange interpolation polynomials

Based on a previous question, I had the following conjecture and was wondering if anyone knew how to prove it or find a counterexample. Consider the polynomial $$ ...
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Remainder term of Lagrange Interpolation Polynomial

Suppose $x_0,x_1,\ldots,x_n$ are $n+1$ distinct numbers in the interval $[a,b]$ and $f\in C^{n+1}[a,b]$. Then for each $x$ in $[a,b]$, there is a number $\xi$ in $(a,b)$ such that $$f(x) = P(x) + ...
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Computation of coefficients of Lagrange polynomials

For our homework we should write a program, that creates Lagrange base polynomials $L_k(x)$ based on a few sampling points $x_i$. Now i am eager to develop a formula to be able to compute the ...
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find a function given some values

I'me trying to remember my math classes but no luck... I've got a pair of values i.e . ...
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Polynomial interpolation on scattered points

I was wondering how I could fit a polynomial surface through a set of points in two variables. When I look up this problem in the literature, I usually see two options: Use a tensor product, but ...
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Linear Algebra Question (Polynomial Interpolation)

Given the data for an experiment: Velocity: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Force: 0 , 2.9, 14.8, 39.6, 74.3, 119 (One force value listed below one velocity value in a table) Find an interpolating ...
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Polynomial fitting where polynomial must be monotonically increasing

Given a set of monotonically increasing data points (in 2D), I want to fit a polynomial to the data which is monotonically increasing over the domain of the data. If the highest x value is 100, I ...
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Vandermonde and curve interpolation

I hesitate here because of an understanding with a calculation problems. I want to calculate an interpolation using the Vandermonde matrix. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandermonde_matrix My ...
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Solve a polynomial of degree d

In my Artificial Intelligence class, I encountered this equation where I have to solve for b, the effective branching factor of a tree: ...
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How to minimize this function difference

Sorry about this somewhat lengthy introduction to my question. I thought it might be useful to know what I'm trying to do. I decided that I would like to have sequence of polynomials in $\mathbb{P}_n ...
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A Curious Binomial Sum Identity without Calculus of Finite Differences

Let $f$ be a polynomial of degree $m$ in $t$. The following curious identity holds for $n \geq m$, \begin{align} \binom{t}{n+1} \sum_{j = 0}^{n} (-1)^{j} \binom{n}{j} \frac{f(j)}{t - j} = (-1)^{n} ...
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Determining Coefficients of a Finite Degree Polynomial $f$ from the Sequence $\{f(k)\}_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$

Suppose $f$ is an unknown polynomial of degree $n$ (in one indeterminate) but the sequence $\{ f(k) \}_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$ is given. It is a nice exercise to show that one needs only the first $n+1$ ...