An introduction to the approximation of functions by Theodore J. Rivlin

By Theodore J. Rivlin

Concise yet wide-ranging, this article offers an creation to equipment of approximating non-stop capabilities by way of features that count merely on a finite variety of parameters — a big process within the box of electronic computation. Written for upper-level graduate scholars, it presupposes a data of complicated calculus and linear algebra. 1969 version.

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4 we will use this kind of straight-line programs, and we use the term “algebraic straight-line programs” to distinguish them from string-generating straight-line programs. Example 1. Consider the SLP G = (V, Σ, rhs, A7 ) with V = {A1 , . . , A7 }, Σ = {a, b}, and the following right-hand side mapping: rhs(A1 ) = b, rhs(A2 ) = a, and rhs(Ai ) = Ai−1 Ai−2 for 3 ≤ i ≤ 7, Then val(G) = abaababaabaab, which is the 7th Fibonacci string. The SLP G is in Chomsky normal form and |G| = 12. One of the most basic tasks for SLP-compressed strings is compressed equality checking: input: Two SLPs G and H question: Does val(G) = val(H) hold?

To define a randomized version of NCi , one uses circuit families with additional inputs. So, let the nth circuit Cn in the family have n normal input gates plus m random input gates, where m is polynomially bounded in n. For an input x ∈ {0, 1}n one defines the acceptance probability as Prob[Cn accepts x] = |{y ∈ {0, 1}m | Cn (x, y) = 1}| . 2m Here, Cn (x, y) = 1 means that the circuit Cn evaluates to 1 if the ith normal input gate gets the ith bit of the input string x, and the ith random input gate gets the Equality Testing of Compressed Strings 21 ith bit of the random string y.

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