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COMP 600 Approximation by Trigonometric Polynomials


This web site is in support of Comp 600 module on Approximation by Trigonometric Polynomials taught by Dr. Don Short.  

The purpose of this module is to ensure that students in the Computational Sciences Program have a working knowledge of Calculus and Linear Algebra and that each student can perform computer calculations with appropriate computer generated visualizations.  In addition, the subject matter of signal processing and discrete Fourier Transforms is fundamental to the solution of many scientific problems.  This module will follow the material given in the document, "Approximation by Trigonometric Polynomials".

You can download a Portable Document Format version of Approximation by Trigonometric Polynomials [419 KB], which contains 28 pages of text and figures including the MATLAB code used to generate all of the examples. If you do not have  Acrobat Reader  to get a free copy just click and follow the instructions.

This module will begin with lectures following the document "Approximation by Trigonometric Polynomials".  Students will complete a problem set based on this material.  All demonstrations of techniques will use the MATLAB computational and visualization environment.  Each student will analyze a data set from their own particular area of study for periodic behavior and present the findings to the class.


Revised 12/06/04
By Don Short,