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### Bounding the error of the optimal solution from an approximated objective

Let $f$ be a smooth convex function defined in a bounded region $X$ and its Hessian is bounded $m I \le |\frac{\partial^2 f(x)}{\partial x^2}| \le M I$ for some $M>m>0$. Let $x^*=argmin_{x\in X} ...

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### Multivariate analogue of Jackson's inequality's modulus of continuity form

According to Jackson's inequality, there is $c > 0$ s.t. for any continuous function $f: S^1 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ (where $S^1 := \mathbb{R} / \mathbb{Z}$ is the circle) and integer $n$ there is ...

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### Approximation of a volume preserving Hölder homeo by diffeomorphisms?

Is it known whether a volume preserving Hölder homeomorphism of an arbitrary manifold can be approximated by a volume preserving diffeomorphism?
The answer is clearly no if the volume preserving ...

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### approximation of products of polynomials

I am wondering whether the following can be proved:
Suppose $p(z)$ and $q(z)$ are polynomials of degree $n$ with real coefficients and leading coefficient 1. Moreover, they have quite different ...

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### Interpolation of a series of data points via Chebyshev approximation?

first of all: english is not my native language, so there might be differences between what I meant and what you understood. Sorry for that in advance.
As a research project, I try to comprehend and ...

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### Bounding Hidden Markov model Bayesian filter error with inexact models

In context of a hidden Markov model, I am interested in bounding the error of a Bayesian filter when using inexact state transition and observation models.
Consider a hidden Markov model (HMM) with ...

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### Inapproximability of Combinatorial Optimization Problems [on hold]

I've been reading the "Inapproximability of Combinatorial Optimization Problems" by Luca Trevisan (see: link). On pages 3-4 it mentions that a polynomial time algorithm for 3SAT would exist if there ...

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### Approximation by polynomials with coefficients sum

In this paper Erdos p.1176 remarked that if the coefficients of $f(z):\sum_{v=0}^{n}a_{v}z^v$ are all real,then $\sum_{v=0}^{n}|a_{v}|$ is maximal for $f(z)=\pm T_{n}(z)$,where $T_{n}(z)$ is Chebyshev ...

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### The unreasonable effectiveness of Pade approximation

I am trying to get an intuitive feel for why the Pade approximation works so well. Given a truncated Taylor/Maclaurin series it "extrapolates" it beyond the radius of convergence. But what I can't ...

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### Error term for Euler-MacLaurin summation formula when applied to infinitely smooth functions?

A function $f(z,x)$ is tempered if all of the following are true:
$f(z, x)$ is infinitely differentiable in $z$
$f(z,x)$ is defined for all $z,x \in \mathbb{R}$
Every derivative of $f(z,x)$ is ...

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### Approximation with a more regular function and an inequality constraint

The motivation of the question comes from a geometric problem: can we approximate a $C^{1,\alpha}$ set $\Omega$ with positive curvature (in distributional sense) from inside with $C^2$ sets with ...

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### A “better” rational approximation of pi?

$355/113$ is a good fractional approximation of $\pi$, because we use six digits to produce seven correct digits of $\pi$.
$$\frac{355}{113} = 3.1415929\ldots$$
Let $R$ be the ratio of the number of ...

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### Approximation of semicontinuous functions by continuous (or smooth) functions with closed form

I'm looking for a sequence $(f_{\epsilon})_{\epsilon>0}$ of continuous (or smooth) functions approximating a semicontinuous function $f$.
Here, for approximation, pointwise convergence is fine.
For ...

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### How do I find Coefficients in a Multivariate ChebyShev Polynomial Approximation? [closed]

How do I do a Multivariate ChebyShev approximation?
Let $\vec{x} = x_{0}, x_{1}, ... , x_{n}$
Let $\vec{a} = a_{0}, a_{1}, ... , a_{n}$
Let $\vec{b} = b_{0}, b_{1}, ... , b_{n}$
Let $f(\vec{x})$ ...

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### Explicit analytic function with modulus asymptotic to $\Re z+\Im z$

Is there a simple and explicit continuous function $f\colon[0,\infty)^2\to\mathbb C$ such that $f$ is analytic on $(0,\infty)^2$ and $|f(x+iy)|/(x+y)\to1$ as $x+y\to\infty$, where ...

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### How to approximate higher-degree multivariate polynomial in space of lower-degree multivariate polynomials with some constraints?

For a polynomial $P_{1}(x)$, $x\in {\mathbb R}^n$ with a higher-degree, how to find a lower-degree polynomial $P_{2}(x)$ with determined structure or bounded degree to approximate it with the ...

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### An alternative to the Euler--Maclaurin formula: Approximating sums by integrals only

The Euler--MacLaurin summation formula can be written as
$$ \sum_{i=0}^{n-1} f(k)\approx \int^{n-1}_0f(x)\,dx
+ \frac{f(n-1) + f(0)}2
+
\sum_{j=1}^m\frac{B_{2j}}{(2j)!}[f^{(2j - ...

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### Uniform convergence of the best $L_1$ approximations by polynomials

Let $P_n$ be the vector space of real multivariate polynomials in $d$ variables of total degree no more than $n$ and let $f \in C(X)$, where $X \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ is compact. Let ...

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### Constructive approximation of Lipschitz functions

There are a number of theorems in classical functional analysis about approximation of Lipschitz functions by smooth functions. I was wondering if there are any similar constructive and explicit ...

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### Basis functions for approximation of a convex function on unit simplex

Consider the unit $D$-simplex $S^D=\left\lbrace (x_0, x_1, \ldots, x_D) \in \mathbb{R}^{D+1} \mid \sum\limits_{i=0}^{D}x_i = 1, x_i \geq 0 \right\rbrace$. I have a bounded, convex function ...

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### Approximating a convex function by a piecewise linear function

Suppose I have a Lipschitz-continuous convex function $f:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. I wish to approximate it on the unit ball by a piecewise-linear function $g:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow ...

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### Stone-Weierstrass Theorem, polynomial interpolation, divided difference in complex plane

Setting:
Let $\Gamma$ be a simple smooth($C^\infty$) curve in $\mathbb{C}$ parametrized by the injective map $\gamma:[0,1] \to \mathbb{C}$.
Assume $f$ is a function defined on $\Gamma$ s.t. $f$ is ...

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### Error bounds for approximation with dyadic sums of polynomials

Are there any bounds known for approximating a genuine multidimensional polynomial function with a sum one-dimensional polynomials over the independent variables?
In the 2-dimensional case the ...

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### Minimum degree of a nonnegative polynomial uniformly approximating two constant values on two disjoint closed intervals

This is a one-dimensional problem over $\mathbb{R}$. Given $y_0, y_1 \ge 0$ with $y_0 \neq y_1$, and closed intervals $I_0$ and $I_1$ with $I_0 \cap I_1 = \emptyset$, define a partial function $f(x) = ...

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### Polynomial interpolation of binary word signal

Let consider a binary word $x_1 \ldots x_n$ (finite sequence of elements of $\{0,1\}$.
I want to construct a polynomial $P$ that interpolates the points $(i, x_i)$ for $i \in \{1\ldots n\}$ , such ...

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### Uniform approximation of separately continuous functions on zero-dimensional spaces

For topological spaces $X,Y,Z$ а function $f:X\times Y\to Z$ is called separately continuous if for any $(x,y)\in X\times Y$ the restrictions of $f$ to the sets $\{x\}\times Y$ and $X\times \{y\}$ are ...

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### How to treat equation with alternating square of frequency?

Let's have equation
$$
\tag 1 \frac{d^{2}y(t)}{dt^{2}} +\omega^{2}(t)y(t) = 0, \quad t \in (t_{\text{in}}, \infty)
$$
Here
$$
\omega^{2}(t) = A(t) - B(t)cos(2t),
$$
and functions $A(t), B(t)$ have ...

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### Approximation theoretic question about operator norm

Let $\|M\|:=\sup_{u:\|u\|=1}\|Mu\|$ be the operator norm induced by the Euclidean distance.
Suppose $A$ is a $k\times k$ symmetric matrix with $A_{ij}>0$ for all $i,j$ and $\sum_{i,j} A_{ij} = ...

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### Separation of peaks

Could you please give any reference to literature on "separation o peaks", i.e. approximation of a numerically given function by a linear combination of two or several Gaussians with unknown ...

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### Finite interpolation by a nondecreasing polynomial

Let $x_1 < x_2 < \ldots < x_n$ and $y_1 < y_2 < \ldots < y_n$ be two sequences
of $n$ real numbers. It is well known that there are polynomials that "interpolate"
in that ...

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### A generalization of Chebyshev polynomials

What is the monic polynomial $p(x)$ of degree $n$ which minimizes $\max_{x \in [-1,1]} |p(x)|$? The answer is the Chebyshev polynomial, and its largest value on $[-1,1]$ is $1/2^{n-1}$.
Now suppose ...

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### Construct a PDE solution from a net of approximations

Consider $P$ a linear partial differential operator in $\Bbb R ^n$. Consider some boundary condition given in the generic form $C(u) = 0$, that guarantees a unique solution (if any) of $Pu = 0$.
Let ...

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### Small open sets around a point intersecting pieces of orbits

Let $T$ be an ergodic rotation on a compact Abelian group. Can one always find a point $x_0$ and a decreasing sequence of open sets $O_n \searrow \{x_0\}$ such that for every $n$ there exists $K \geq ...

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### Are functions whose partial derivatives are simple functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$?

In a 2D domain, are the functions whose partial derivatives are simple functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$ ?

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### Are piecewise linear curves dense among Hölder curves?

Consider for some $0 < \alpha \leq 1$ the space functions $x:[0,1] \to \mathbb{R}^n$ such that $x(0) = 0$ and
$\sup_{s,t} \frac{\|f(t)-f(s)\|}{|t-s|^{\alpha}}$
is finite.
There are at least two ...

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### Are piecewise linear functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$?

Are piecewise linear functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$ ?

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### Divergence of the Lagrange interpolation on the Chebyshev nodes

Faber theorem states that for every $\lbrace x_k^{(n)} \rbrace$ there exists a continuous $f$ function such that $\| f - L_n \|_{\infty} \not\rightarrow 0$, where $L_n$ is interpolation polynomial on ...

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### Explicit twisted Padé approximants

This is a follow-up of Twisted Padé approximants
Let $z\in\mathbb Z_p$ with $v_p(z)>0$. One puts $f_z(x)=(1+z)^x$ for all $x\in\mathbb Z_p$. I try to determine the twisted Pade approximants ...

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### Chebyshev Polynomials

Given
$$-\frac{1}2<a<\alpha<0<\beta<b<+\frac{1}2$$
$$+\frac{1}2<c<\gamma<1<\delta<d<+\frac{3}2$$
I want to find a polynomial $f(x)\in\Bbb R[x]$ such that ...

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### Maximum of a mollified/convolution function

I have a function $f:{\mathbb R}\rightarrow {\mathbb R}_+$ which has a unique maximum at $x=0$. $f$ can be symmetric or asymmetric. I am interested on the mollified-f function
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### Simultaneous approximation of arbitrary functions in Hölder space and in $L^2(\mu)$ by a smooth function and its derivative

Let $\mu$ be a probability measure on the circle $S^1=\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ which is singular with respect to the Lebesgue measure $\lambda$. Consider the functions spaces $L^2(\mu)$ on the one hand, ...

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### Accuracy of the truncated Hausdorff moment problem

For a sequence of real numbers $s = (s_i)_{i \in n}$ let $M_s$ be the collection of functions $f:[0,1] \to [0,1]$ such that
$$(\forall i \leq n) \int_0^1 x^i f(x) dx = s_i$$
In other words, $M_s$ ...

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### Degree of Chebyshev polynomial necessary

In general, given $0<a<1$, I want to find a polynomial $f(x)\in\Bbb R[x]$ such that $f(x)\in[1-\frac{a}2,1+\frac{a}2]$ at every $x\in[1-a,1+a]$ and $f(0)=0$. What is minimum degree that is ...

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### Approximation of a Normal Distribution function

I am reviewing and documenting a software application (part of a supply chain system) which implements an approximation of a Normal Distribution function; the original documentation mentions the ...

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### Asymptotics of Fresnel integrals

It is known that
\begin{equation*}
I(p) = \sqrt { \frac {4 \mathrm{i} p} {\pi}}\int \limits _{-\infty} ^{\infty} \mathrm{e}^{- \mathrm{i} p x^2} \varphi (x) \mathrm{d}x
\end{equation*}
is a bounded ...

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### Degree necessary of a polynomial?

Given $-1<a<b<0$, I want to find a polynomial $f(x)\in\Bbb R[x]$ such that $f(x)\in[a,b]$ at every $x\in[b^2,a^2]$ and $f(0)=0$. What is minimum degree that is needed and maximum degree that ...

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### Twisted Padé approximants

Let $f$ be a continuous function defined on $\mathbb Z_p$. By Mahler theorem, there exists a sequence $(\gamma_k)_{k\in\mathbb N}$ of $\mathbb Z_p$ such that for every $z\in\mathbb Z_p$
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### Bounds on degree from bounds on derivatives

Let $f(x)\in \Bbb R[x]$ and $r(x)\in\Bbb R(x)$. Supposing we have information about the values taken by $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ in certain intervals and also can bound their derivatives in these intervals, ...

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### Smallest degree of approximating polynomial

Let $\{0,1\}^n=S_0\cup S_1$ withh $S_0\cap S_1=\emptyset$.
Let $\epsilon\in[\frac{1}2,1)$.
Let $f:\Bbb R^n\rightarrow\Bbb R$ be a polynomial such that $$f(S_0)=0,\mbox{ ...

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### Interpolation Operator Bounded in Sobolev Norm

Let $m\in \mathbb{N}$, $p\in [1,\infty]$, $W^{m,p}([0,1])$ the space of all functions $[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ which are $m$ times weakly differentiable and weak derivatives in $L^p$,
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