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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

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Practical throw-back interpolation
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Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 115-117 Request permission


Precise conditions are determined for the validity of some frequently-used throwback interpolation formulae.
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  • © Copyright 1971 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 115-117
  • MSC: Primary 65.20
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  • MathSciNet review: 0287665