Accession Number : AD0704965

Title :   APPROXIMATION BY POLYGONAL ARCS WITH RESPECT TO EUCLIDEAN NORM.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Schlegel,Palmer R.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : To approximate a given set of data by a polygonal arc with a priori break points by minimizing the Euclidean norm over the class of all such polygonal arcs leads to solving a system of 3n-1 linear equations. In this note the problem is reduced to inverting a tridiagonal, symmetric matrix of order n-1. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CURVE FITTING, EXPERIMENTAL DATA), (*APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), POLYNOMIALS), FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE