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ERIC Number: EJ1127893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Approximating Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Using Polynomial Interpolation
Gordon, Sheldon P.; Yang, Yajun
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v48 n3 p455-473 2017
This article takes a closer look at the problem of approximating the exponential and logarithmic functions using polynomials. Either as an alternative to or a precursor to Taylor polynomial approximations at the precalculus level, interpolating polynomials are considered. A measure of error is given and the behaviour of the error function is analysed. The results of interpolating polynomials are compared with those of Taylor polynomials.
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Language: English
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