AMSC 460 / CMSC 460 Fall 2007

Frequently Asked Questions for Homework 4

Question: How do I make a table in Matlab?

Answer: See Section 1.1.4 of your text.

Question: What values do we use for the x's?

Answer: See the 2nd paragraph of the homework. For n=4, as an example, use x = [0 1/3 2/3 1].

Question: Can you give an example of the matrices V and B?

Answer: See Section 2.1.1 of the text for an example of V (also discussed on p.6 of the polynomial interpolation notes), and Section 2.2.1 for an example of B.