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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.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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The orders of approximation of the first derivative of cubic splines at the knots
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Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 191-198 Request permission


The order of approximation of the first derivative of four types of interpolating cubic splines are found. The splines are defined by a variety of endpoint conditions and include the natural cubic spline and the periodic cubic spline. It is found that for two types there is an increase in the order of approximation when equal intervals are used, and that for a special distribution of knots the same order can be realized for the natural spline.
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  • © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 191-198
  • MSC: Primary 65D10
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  • MathSciNet review: 0300403