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By C. de Boor (auth.), R. V. M. Zahar (eds.)

R. V. M. Zahar* The sixty-fifth birthday of Walter Gautschi supplied an opportune second for a world symposium in his honor, to acknowledge his many contributions to arithmetic and laptop sciences. Conceived by way of John Rice and subsidized via Purdue collage, the convention happened in West Lafayette from December 2 to five, 1993, and was once geared up round the 4 major topics representing Professor Gautschi's primary study pursuits: Approximation, Orthogonal Polynomials, Quadrature and designated capabilities. Thirty-eight audio system - colleagues, co-authors, study collaborators or doctoral scholars of Professor Gautschi - have been invited to provide articles on the convention, their lectures offering an nearly equivalent illustration of the 4 disciplines. 5 invited audio system, Germund Dahlquist, Philip Davis, Luigi Gatteschi, Werner Rheinboldt and Stephan Ruscheweyh, have been not able to offer their talks due to ailment or different commitments, even though Professors Dahlquist, Gatteschi and Ruscheweyh to that end contributed arti­ cles to those court cases. therefore, the ultimate application contained thirty-three technical lectures, ten of that have been plenary classes. nearly 80 scientists attended the convention, and for a few ses­ sions - particularly, Walter's presentation of his interesting and informative Reflections and reminiscences - that quantity used to be complemented via many viewers and neighbors, in addition to the kin of the honoree. A shock stopover at by way of Paul Erdos supplied one of many highlights of the convention week. The environment on the sym­ posium was once super collegial, due without doubt to the typical educational pursuits and the non-public friendships shared through the participants.

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There was really no difficulty for me to carry out these computations, and I provided Wigner with the desired results and plots within a few days. Seeing how extremely grateful he was for this small service, and seeing it acknowledged in a paper he later wrote lO , was rather touching. The experience reminded me very much of the similar one with Picone many years earlier, and I resolved there and then that, should I ever have gifted students of my own - and I was fortunate to have had some later in my life - I would extend to them the same generous support and encouragement that I received from such great men as Picone and Wigner.

K) is block upper triangular with each diagonal block onto. In particular, each R jj has full row rank, hence #Rjj = rank R jj , all j. J. 1 that, in step 0 of Gauss elimination by segments applied to the segmented matrix A = [AD, AI, ... J, one determines, by some means, some basis R~o for ran A~. , providing the rows for the matrix Roo, more stable procedures come to mind. For example, one could construct R~o as an orthogonal basis, or even an orthonormal basis, for the row-space of AD. The favored numerical procedure for this would be to construct the QR factorization for A~, preferably using 9 C.

Since it is important to distinguish between the polynomial p and its value p(x) at the point x, a notation for the power map x f-> x a is needed. There being no standard notation around, we'll use 0" for it. 1) can be written p = Loa c(a). As indicated already by the unusual positioning of the coefficients, this formula for p can be viewed as the result of applying the 'matrix' X := loa :a E ztJ with 'columns' 0" to the 'vector' c in the standard way, namely by multiplying the 'column' with index a with the entry of c with index a and summing.

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