A few shades of interpolation

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A few shades of interpolation

The topic of this snapshot is interpolation. In the ordinary sense, interpolation means to insert something of a different nature into something else. In mathematics, interpolation means constructing new data points from given data points. The new points usually lie in between the already known points. The purpose of this snapshot is to introduce a particular type of interpolation, namely, polynomial interpolation. This will be explained starting from basic ideas that go back to the ancient Babylonians and Greeks, and will arrive at subjects of current research activity. 

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Geometry and Topology

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Engineering and Technology

Author(s)

Justyna Szpond
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Johannes Niediek

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10.14760/SNAP-2017-007-EN

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

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Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Physics
Reflections on Mathematics

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