By Magnus Egerstedt
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However, it is not at all clear what the operation of ∂/∂ξ actually corresponds to in these spaces. In fact, as normal derivatives can be thought of as limiting concepts, one can ask how much a given functional F : H → R increases at a certain point p ∈ H if we allow a small perturbation of p. In the functional case, this limiting increment is not independent of the perturbation, and we will have to talk about directional derivatives rather than normal derivatives. Let, as before, H be a Hilbert space and let F : H → R.
N )T ) is then the solution of a set of linear equations of the form (W G + ρI)τ = 0, where W is the diagonal matrix of the weights wi and G = [gij ] is, as before, the Grammian with gij = Lti ( tj ). Now, consider the matrix W G + ρI and multiply it on the left by W−1 , and consider the scalar z T (G + ρW −1 )z = z T Gz + ρz T W −1 z > 0, since both G and ρW −1 are positive definite. Thus, for positive weights and positive ρ, the only solution is τ = 0. It remains to show that the operator T is onto.
43) It is easy enough to generalize this construction to include higher-order derivative constraints. 39) is unique. If we were to generalize the construction to linear combinations of derivatives and to different EditedFinal September 23, 2009 EIGHT FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS 45 linear combinations at different points, this obstruction becomes quite severe, and some of the same problems arise here as do in the case of Birkhoff interpolation, as discussed in . Note that this construction does not guarantee that the spline function is monotone, but only that the function is nondecreasing at each node.