THE COMPUTATION OF MULTIVARIATE B-SPLINES WITH APPLICATION TO SURFACE APPROXIMATIONS

  • KIM, HOI SUB (DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS KYUNGWON UNIVERSITY)
  • Published : 1999.06.30

Abstract

In spite of the well developed theory and the practical use of the univariate B-spline, the theory of multivariate B-spline is very new and waits its practical use. We compare in this article the multivariate B-spline approximation with the polynomial approximation for the surface fitting. The graphical and numerical comparisons show that the multivariate B-spline approximation gives much better fitting than the polynomial one, especially for the surfaces which vary very rapidly.