Scott A. Sarra is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Marshall University
Most areas of numerical analysis, as well as many other areas of mathematics as a whole, make use of the Chebyshev polynomials. In several areas, e.g. polynomial approximation, numerical integration, and pseudospectral methods for partial differential equations, the Chebyshev polynomials take a significant role. In this article we use Java applets to interactively explore some of the classical results on approximation using Chebyshev polynomials. We also discuss an active research area that uses the Chebyshev polynomials.
The XML/MathML version is supported by the Mozilla Firefox browser (version 1.5 or later) with the MathML fonts installed, and on the Microsoft Windows platform by the Internet Explorer browser (version 6.0 or later) with the MathPlayer plug-in (version 2.0b or later). Click on the links to upgrade your browser. The MathML version has several advantages:
Published September, 2006. Article ID: 1297
Copyright © 2006 by Scott A. Sarra