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Find the spline function

  1. Feb 8, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i need to find the cubic spline function for this data:
    x: 5 6 9
    y: 1 3 5

    2. Relevant equations
    Sm(x,∆) = Pm,k(x) = a0k + a1k*x + ... + amk*x^m

    3. The attempt at a solution
    s3 = a0 + a1*x + a2*x^2 + a3*x^3, [5,6]
    b0 + b1*x + b2*x^2 + b3*x^3, [6,9]

    in class we wrote s2(x, ∆) which is the same as above with out the terms containing x^3 where there were 6 variables (a0, a1, a2, b0, b1, b2) and i got 5 equations by replacing x in above equations with 5,6,9. then replaced obe of the variables with constant: b2 = c, and thus found other 5 variables. here is the system of the equations for s2:
    a0 + a1*5 + a2*5^2 = 1
    a0 + a1*6 + a2*6^2 = 3
    b0 + b1*6 + b2*6^2 = 3
    b0 + b1*9 + b2*9^2 = 1
    a1 + 2a2*x | {x=6} = b1 + 2b2*x | {x=6} // derivatives are equal in the middle point

    what should i do here? i wrote the above equations for s3 too but, for s3 i have 8 variables and again 5 equations? how can this happen? are the equations correct?
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2017 #2
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