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Master's Presentation (Updated 9/6/13)

11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Tuesday, September 17 (2013), Gray Hall, Bentley Meeting Room

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Theory and implementation of splines by Mike Bersch.

Simple polynomial interpolation finds one polynomial that goes through a given set of points. If there are many points, the interpolating polynomial will be of high degree and likely have to bend in non-intuitive ways. Splines are a mathematical method for interpolating a function that uses piecewise defined polynomials. We will review the definition of standard splines, and then discuss monotonic splines. Finally, we discuss bivariate splines.

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Mathematics & Statistics
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Dr. John Nolan
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