I have a question I need help on:
Approximate the function using a polynomial on the interval [-2,2] using only the values of:
at the endpoints
I understand the divided difference table, but I don't know how to construct it from a function and its derivative other than substituting values into f(x) given the interval and using those as the initial points to start the table off..but then I don't see where the derivative comes into it?
Any help is appreciated.
PS I couldn't work out how to do the plus-minus sign in LaTeX so what you're actually seeing is \frac{+}{} which doesn't really come out too well. It's meant to read 'at the endpoints x = +2