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Approximation Theory and Approximation Practice

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OT128

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by Lloyd N. Trefethen

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2013 / viii + 305 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 978-1-611972-39-9 / List Price $49.00 / SIAM Member Price $34.30 / Order Code OT128

Keywords: approximation theory, numerical analysis, Chebfun, quadrature, spectral methods

Contents
Introduction
Index
M-files and errata



Approximation Theory and Approximation Practice is a textbook on classical polynomial and rational approximation theory for the twenty-first century. It is aimed at advanced undergraduates and graduate students across all of applied mathematics.

This book differs fundamentally from other works on approximation theory:

  • The emphasis is on topics close to numerical algorithms.
  • Everything is illustrated with Chebfun.
  • Each chapter is a PUBLISHable Matlab M-file, available online.
  • The emphasis is on theorems and methods for analytic functions, which appear so often in applications, rather than on functions at the edge of discontinuity with their seductive theoretical challenges.
  • Original sources are cited rather than textbooks, and each item in the bibliography is accompanied by an editorial comment.


Nick Trefethen is Professor of Numerical Analysis at Oxford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society. During 2011–2012 he served as President of SIAM.

Audience
Recommended for graduate students and advanced undergraduates interested in numerical analysis or approximation theory.



ISBN: 9781611972399

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