ERIC Number: EJ1084936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Visualizing and Understanding the Components of Lagrange and Newton Interpolation
Yang, Yajun; Gordon, Sheldon P.
PRIMUS, v26 n1 p39-52 2016
This article takes a close look at Lagrange and Newton interpolation by graphically examining the component functions of each of these formulas. Although interpolation methods are often considered simply to be computational procedures, we demonstrate how the components of the polynomial terms in these formulas provide insight into where these formulas came from, why they work, and how they should be used.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematical Concepts, Computation
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