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Mathematics of Computation
Mathematics of Computation
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Numerical Chebyshev approximation by interpolating rationals

Author: Jack Williams
Journal: Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 199-206
MSC: Primary 65D15
MathSciNet review: 0373230
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Abstract: The paper is concerned with the Chebyshev approximation of decay-type functions $ f(x)$ by interpolating rationals. The interpolating points are chosen to be the zeros of $ f(x)$. Existence, uniqueness and characterization of best approximations are first shown. An exchange algorithm is then described for computing the best approximation.

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PII: S 0025-5718(1972)0373230-6
Keywords: Chebyshev approximation, exchange algorithm
Article copyright: © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society

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