Question :

Let v = (a, b, c)T be a column vector which represents a coordinate vector of a polynomial in P2 with

respect to the Bernstein basis. Find the 4 × 3 matrix which transforms v to the standard basis of P3.

(Hint: First transform v to the standard basis of P2, then transform to the standard basis of P3 by just

adding an extra row of zeros.)

So, the Bernstein basis of P2 is { (t-1)^2, -2t(1-t), t^2}

so the change of basis matrix, from BB to standard is given by [1,0,0 ; -2,2,0 ; 0, 0, 1]

So, the question asks for a 4x3 matrix that will take a P2 Bernstein polynomial and transform it to p3 Bernstein polynomial.

So, the answer should be [1,0,0 ; -2,2,0 ; 0, 0, 1 ; 0, 0 ,0]

is this right?

Thank you