Accession Number : AD0653140

Title :   FUNCTION APPROXIMATION BY A POLYGONAL CURVE,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Frank,Clinton M. ; Shear,Ralph E.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A dynamic programming formulation of least squares approximation of a function by continuous, piecewise linear functions is presented. Computation results include the determination of slopes and break points of the polygonal approximating curve. The results are useful for function generation on analog and digital computers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), *APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)), (*LEAST SQUARES METHOD, *CURVE FITTING), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SIMULATION, ANALOG COMPUTERS, MATHEMATICS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE