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Description - Scattered Data Approximation by Holger Wendland

Many practical applications require the reconstruction of a multivariate function from discrete, unstructured data. This book gives a self-contained, complete introduction into this subject. It concentrates on truly meshless methods such as radial basis functions, moving least squares, and partitions of unity. The book starts with an overview on typical applications of scattered data approximation, coming from surface reconstruction, fluid-structure interaction, and the numerical solution of partial differential equations. It then leads the reader from basic properties to the current state of research, addressing all important issues, such as existence, uniqueness, approximation properties, numerical stability, and efficient implementation. Each chapter ends with a section giving information on the historical background and hints for further reading. Complete proofs are included, making this perfectly suited for graduate courses on multivariate approximation and it can be used to support courses in computer aided geometric design, and meshless methods for partial differential equations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521843355
ISBN-10: 0521843359
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Holger Wendland

Holger Wendland is Associate Professor at the Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics at Georg-August-University, Gottingen.

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