**Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics**

Volume: 36;
1986;
131 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 41;

**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0098-0
Product Code: PSAPM/36**

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**Electronic ISBN: 978-0-8218-9251-0
Product Code: PSAPM/36.E**

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# Approximation Theory

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*Carl de Boor*

The papers in this book, first presented at a 1986 AMS Short Course,
give a brief introduction to approximation theory and some of its current areas
of active research, both theoretical and applied. The first lecture describes
and illustrates the basic concerns of the field. Topics highlighted in the
other lectures include the following: approximation in the complex domain,
\(N\)-width, optimal recovery, interpolation, algorithms for
approximation, and splines, with a strong emphasis on a multivariate setting
for the last three topics.

The book is aimed at mathematicians interested in an
introduction to areas of current research and to engineers and
scientists interested in exploring the field for possible applications
to their own fields. The book is best understood by those with a standard
first graduate course in real and complex analysis, but some of the
presentations are accessible with the minimal requirements of advanced
calculus and linear algebra.