# Questions tagged [chebyshev-polynomials]

In mathematics the Chebyshev polynomials, named after Pafnuty Chebyshev, are a sequence of orthogonal polynomials which are related to de Moivre's formula and which can be defined recursively.

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### Is there something like “associated” Chebyshev polynomials?

When I was experimenting with orthogonalization of polynomials $$p_n(x)=\begin{cases} 1-x^n&\text{if }n\equiv0\; (\operatorname{mod}2),\\ x-x^n&\text{otherwise}, \end{cases}$$ i.e. simplest ...
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### How do you define the sample points used for Chebyshev approximation/interpolation?

It appears there are somewhat conflicting definitions of the points used in Chebyshev interpolation. Wikipedia and Numerical Recipes define the $x_j^{(n)}$ sample points for $(n-1)^\text{th}$-order ...
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### Find the cubic near-minimax or Chebyshev approximation for $f(x)=\sin(x)$

Find the cubic near-minimax or Chebyshev approximation for $f(x) = \sin(x)$ on the interval $[0,\frac{\pi}{2}]$. Attempt: The first four Chebyshev polynomials are \begin{align} T_0(x)&=1,\\ ...
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### Sampling a Chebyshev polynomial with the discrete cosine transform

I have a Chebyshev polynomial $f$ of degree $n$ in point-value form \begin{align} f&=:S = \left( \left( x_i, y_i \right) \right)_{i=0}^n, \tag{1} \\ x_i &= \cos\left( \frac{i \pi}{n} \right), ...
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### Chebyshev polynomials approximation - Is there a way to generalize this

In an exam I was given this question: let $f(x)=x^3$. We want to find the best linear approximation (best in the sense that the maximal error is minimized) of $f$ in the interval $[-1,1]$ using ...
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### how to prove this curious identity with the Chebyshev polinomials

we defined the Tm like this (where Tm are the Chebyshev polinomials) Then I showed this: And now I have no idea how to proove this: I also have to make the remark that I also proved that the ...
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### Give bounds for degree of “decreasing” polynomial

Let $p$ be a polynomial of minimal degree to which the following is true: $p(0) > \sum\limits_{i=1}^n \lvert p(i) \rvert + \sum\limits_{i=1}^m \lvert p(-i) \rvert$ Give upper and lower ...
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### Chebyshev series on the complex plane

Denote $$T_n(x) := \cos(n \arccos(x)),\,\, n\in \mathbb{N}$$ the Chebyshev polynomials. Let $f$ be a continuous function on $[-1, 1].$ It is well known that $f$ can be written in its Chebyshev series ...
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### Cubic Approximation to $e^x$ using Chebyshev Polynomial

Was trying to solve this: $C_r=\frac{2}{\pi}\int_{-1}^1\frac{e^xT_r(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}dx$ where $r=0,1,2,3$ $T_r(x) =cosr[{cos}^{-1}x]$ While solving, I equated $x=cos\theta$ Therefore ...
Prove (or disprove): Define $T_n(x)$ as the Chebyshev polynomial of the first kind with degree $n$. If $p$ is an odd prime, then $\sqrt{\frac{T_p(x)-1}{x-1}}$ is an irreducible polynomial over the ...
By chance, I see this formula $\int_0^1 T_{2n+1}(x)\sin(ax) { dx \over \sqrt{1-x^2}}=(-1)^n\frac{\pi}{2}J_{2n+1}(a)$ but what is the closed form if we have \$\int_0^1 T_{2n}(x)\sin(ax) { dx \over \...