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Interpolation Processes

Basic Theory and Applications


Part of the Springer Monographs in Mathematics book series (SMM)

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About this book


The classical books on interpolation address numerous negative results, i.e., results on divergent interpolation processes, usually constructed over some equidistant systems of nodes. The authors present, with complete proofs, recent results on convergent interpolation processes, for trigonometric and algebraic polynomials of one real variable, not yet published in other textbooks and monographs on approximation theory and numerical mathematics. In this special, but fundamental and important field of real analysis the authors present the state of art. Some 500 references are cited, including many new results of the authors. Basic tools in this field (orthogonal polynomials, moduli of smoothness, K-functionals, etc.) as well as some selected applications in numerical integration, integral equations, moment-preserving approximation and summation of slowly convergent series are also given. Beside the basic properties of the classical orthogonal polynomials the book provides new results on nonclassical orthogonal polynomials including methods for their numerical construction.


Gaussian quadratures Integral equation Interpolation Sobolev space integral equations orthogonal polynomials polynomial approximation real analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità della BasilicataPotenzaItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer SciencesMegatrend UniversityNovi BeogradSerbia

About the authors

Gradimir V. Milovanovic is Professor of the University of Niš and Corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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From the reviews:

"The entire book deals almost exclusively with the interpolation of univariate functions … . I believe that this book has the potential to become a standard reference work in this area. It will certainly be very useful to anyone conducting research in this field, both as a beginner and as an advanced scientist. In addition, it provides a large amount of helpful information to people from other fields, who need to use interpolation methods in their daily work." (Kai Diethelm, ACM Computing Reviews, May, 2009)

"A distinctive feature of the present book is the emphasis on convergent interpolation processes in uniform norm, for algebraic and trigonometric polynomials. … The authors have made substantial contributions to the subject, and the book deals mainly with new results, not yet published in other textbooks and monographs. Intended for researchers and students in mathematics, physics, and applied sciences, the book will be welcomed by all specialists in these areas." (Ioan Rasa, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1154, 2009)

"It contains mostly theoretical results in a wide area of approximation theory, but in many places numerical applications are also given. … This is a well-written book containing the most up-to-date information on the subjects covered. It can be useful for both experts in the field as well as those who have a basic knowledge in mathematical analysis. A list of more than 500 publications is provided, and an eight-page index makes the search for topics easier." (J. Szabados, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 i)