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An extension of Chebfun to two dimensions

By Alex Townsend and Lloyd N. Trefethen

Abstract

An object-oriented MATLAB system is described that extends the capabilities of Chebfun to smooth functions of two variables defined on rectangles. Functions are approximated to essentially machine precision by using iterative Gaussian elimination with complete pivoting to form “chebfun2” objects representing low rank approximations. Operations such as integration, differentiation, function evaluation, and transforms are particularly efficient. Global optimization, the singular value decomposition, and rootfinding are also extended to chebfun2 objects. Numerical applications are presented

Topics: Sequences, series, summability, Numerical analysis
Publisher: SISC
Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:generic.eprints.org:1669/core69

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