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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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Numerical Chebyshev approximation by interpolating rationals
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Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 199-206 Request permission


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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  • © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 199-206
  • MSC: Primary 65D15
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  • MathSciNet review: 0373230