TY - JOUR

T1 - Convex polynomial approximation in the uniform norm

T2 - Conclusion

AU - Kopotun, K. A.

AU - Leviatan, D.

AU - Shevchuk, I. A.

PY - 2005/12

Y1 - 2005/12

N2 - Estimating the degree of approximation in the uniform norm, of a convex function on a finite interval, by convex algebraic polynomials, has received wide attention over the last twenty years. However, while much progress has been made especially in recent years by, among others, the authors of this article, separately and jointly, there have been left some interesting open questions. In this paper we give final answers to all those open problems. We are able to say, for each r-th differentiable convex function, whether or not its degree of convex polynomial approximation in the uniform norm may be estimated by a Jackson-type estimate involving the weighted Ditzian-Totik kth modulus of smoothness, and how the constants in this estimate behave. It turns out that for some pairs (k, r) we have such estimate with constants depending only on these parameters. For other pairs the estimate is valid, but only with constants that depend on the function being approximated, while there are pairs for which the Jackson-type estimate is, in general, invalid.

AB - Estimating the degree of approximation in the uniform norm, of a convex function on a finite interval, by convex algebraic polynomials, has received wide attention over the last twenty years. However, while much progress has been made especially in recent years by, among others, the authors of this article, separately and jointly, there have been left some interesting open questions. In this paper we give final answers to all those open problems. We are able to say, for each r-th differentiable convex function, whether or not its degree of convex polynomial approximation in the uniform norm may be estimated by a Jackson-type estimate involving the weighted Ditzian-Totik kth modulus of smoothness, and how the constants in this estimate behave. It turns out that for some pairs (k, r) we have such estimate with constants depending only on these parameters. For other pairs the estimate is valid, but only with constants that depend on the function being approximated, while there are pairs for which the Jackson-type estimate is, in general, invalid.

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U2 - 10.4153/CJM-2005-049-6

DO - 10.4153/CJM-2005-049-6

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AN - SCOPUS:29144462479

SN - 0008-414X

VL - 57

SP - 1224

EP - 1248

JO - Canadian Journal of Mathematics

JF - Canadian Journal of Mathematics

IS - 6

ER -