PDE seminar by Espen Sande

Speaker: Espen Sande (UiO)

Title: Optimal spline spaces for L^2 n-width problems with boundary conditions

Abstract: Recently there has been renewed interest in using splines of maximal smoothness, i.e. smoothness C^{d−1} for splines of degree d, in finite element methods for solving PDEs. This is one of the main ideas behind isogeometric analysis. This raises the issue of how good these splines are at approximating functions of a certain smoothness class, especially with respect to the L^2 norm. In this talk we study various function classes in H^r(0, 1) and show that they admit optimal spline spaces of all degrees d ≥ r − 1. This is joint work with Michael Floater.

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