Original scientific paper

**Estimates for the spectral condition number of cardinal B-spline collocation matrices**

Vedran Novaković
; Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Sanja Singer
; ssinger@fsb.hr

Saša Singer
; Department of Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

###### Abstract

The famous de Boor conjecture states that the condition of the polynomial B-spline collocation matrix at the knot averages is bounded independently of the knot sequence, i.e., it depends only on the spline degree.

For highly nonuniform knot meshes, like geometric meshes, the conjecture is known to be false. As an effort towards finding an answer for uniform meshes, we investigate the spectral condition number of cardinal B-spline collocation matrices. Numerical testing strongly suggests that the conjecture is true for cardinal B-splines.

###### Keywords

cardinal splines; collocation matrices; condition; Töplitz matrices; circulants

###### Hrčak ID:

61876

###### URI

###### Publication date:

8.12.2010.

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