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Spline Interpolation

  • David Salomon (emeritus)
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Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)

Abstract

Given a set of points, it is easy to compute a polynomial that passes through the points. The Lagrange polynomial (LP) of Section 10.2 is an example of such a polynomial. However, as the discussion in Section 8.8 (especially Exercise 8.16) illustrates, a curve based on a high-degree polynomial may wiggle wildly and its shape may be far from what the user has in mind.

Keywords

Interior Point Tangent Vector Spline Interpolation Curve Segment Straight Segment 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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