Multiple Refinable Hermite Interpolants

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  • Ding-Xuan Zhou

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-71
Journal / PublicationJournal of Approximation Theory
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2000


We consider solutions of a system of refinement equations written in the form as φ(x)=∑n∈Za(n)φ(2x-n),where φ=(φ1, ..., φr)T is a vector of compactly supported functions on R and a is a finitely supported sequence of r×r matrices called the refinement mask. If φ is a continuous solution and a is supported on [N1, N2], then v(φ(n))N2-1n=N1 is an eigenvector of the matrix (a(2k-n))N2-1k, n=N1 associated with eigenvalue 1. Conversely, given such an eigenvector v, we may ask whether there exists a continuous solution φ such that φ(n)=v(n) for N1≤n≤N2-1 (φ(n)=0 for n∉[N1, N2-1], according to the support). The first part of this paper answers this question completely. This existence problem is more general than either the convergence of the subdivision scheme or the requirement of stability, since in one of the latter cases, the eigenvector v is unique up to a constant multiplication. The second part of this paper is concerned with Hermite interpolant solutions, i.e., for some n0∈Z and j, m=1, ..., r, φj∈Cr-1(R) and φ(m-1)j(n)=δj, mδn, n0, n∈Z. We provide a necessary and sufficient condition for the refinement equation to have an Hermite interpolant solution. The condition is strictly in terms of the refinement mask. Our method is to characterize the existence and the Hermite interpolant condition by joint spectral radii of matrices. Several concrete examples are presented to illustrate the general theory. © 2000 Academic Press.

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  • Refinement equations

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Multiple Refinable Hermite Interpolants. / Zhou, Ding-Xuan.
In: Journal of Approximation Theory, Vol. 102, No. 1, 01.2000, p. 46-71.

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