Some properties and applications of Chebyshev polynomial and rational approximation

  • JC Mason
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 1105)


A number of key properties and applications of real and complex Chebyshev polynomials of the first and second kinds are here reviewed. First, in the overall context of Lp norms (1≤p≤∞), there is a review of the orthogonality and minimality properties of Chebyshev polynomials, the best and near-best approximation properties of Chebyshev series expansions and Chebyshev interpolating polynomials, and the links between Chebyshev series and Fourier and Laurent series. Second, there is a brief discussion of the applications of Chebyshev polynomials to Chebyshev-Padé-Laurent approximation, Chebyshev rational interpolation, Clenshaw-Curtis integration, and Chebyshev methods for integral and differential equations. Several new or unpublished ideas are introduced in these areas.


Polynomial Approximation Chebyshev Polynomial Laurent Series Thomas Fermi Minimal Projection 
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  • JC Mason
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and BallisticsRoyal Military College of Science ShrivenhamSwindonEngland

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