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In [[mathematics]], '''approximation theory''' is concerned with how [[Function (mathematics)|functions]] can be best [[approximation|approximated]] with simpler functions, and with quantitatively characterising the [[approximation error|errors]] introduced thereby. What is meant by ''best'' and ''simpler'' will depend on the application.
 
In [[mathematics]], '''approximation theory''' is concerned with how [[Function (mathematics)|functions]] can be best [[approximation|approximated]] with simpler functions, and with quantitatively characterising the [[approximation error|errors]] introduced thereby. What is meant by ''best'' and ''simpler'' will depend on the application.
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== See also ==
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*[[function approximation]]
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*[[approximation]]

Revision as of 03:10, 24 November 2007

In mathematics, approximation theory is concerned with how functions can be best approximated with simpler functions, and with quantitatively characterising the errors introduced thereby. What is meant by best and simpler will depend on the application.


See also