@article{0b98274a104641f79ef1f107f7ef2e24, title = "The limits of refinable functions", abstract = "A function $ is refinable (£ 6 5) if it is in the closed span of {ci(2i -k)}. This set S is not closed in Z/2(M), and \ve characterize its closure. A necessary and sufficient condition for a function to be refinable is presented without any information on the refinement mask. The Fourier transform of every / 6 5 \5 vanishes on a set of positive measure. As an example, we show that all functions with Fourier transform supported in TT, |TT]are the limits of refinable functions. The relation between a refinable function and its mask is studied, and nonuniqueness is proved. For inhomogeneous refinement equations we determine when a solution is refinable. This result is used to investigate refinable components of multiple refinable functions. Finally, we investigate fully refinable functions for which all translates (by any real number) are refinable. {\textcopyright} 2001 American Mathematical Society.", keywords = "Band-limited function, Fourier transform, Fully refinable function, Inhomogeneous refinement equation, Multiple refinable function, Refinable function, Refinement mask", author = "Gilbert Strang and Ding-Xuan Zhou", year = "2001", doi = "10.1090/s0002-9947-01-02668-x", language = "English", volume = "353", pages = "1971--1984", journal = "Transactions of the American Mathematical Society", issn = "0002-9947", publisher = "American Mathematical Society", number = "5", }