Bernstein Polynomials (MATH555) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Bernstein Polynomials MATH555 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
MATH 136 Mathematical Analysis II or MATH 152 Calculus II or MATH 158 Extended Calculus II or Consent of the instructor
Course Language English N/A Ph.D. Face To Face Lecture, Question and Answer, Problem Solving. Prof. Dr. Sofiya Ostrovska This graduate level course is designed to provide math students with the knowledge of basic facts about the Bernstein polynomials and their role in analysis and approximation theory, as well as demonstrate their applications and generalizations. For this purpose, the course includes topics on positive linear operators, Kantorovich polynomials, and the De Casteljau algorithm, which are closely related to the Bernstein polynomials. The students who succeeded in this course; understand the notions of uniform continuity and uniform approximation; construct the Bernstein, Chlodovsky and Kantorovich polynomials of functions given on different intervals; apply Korovkin’s theorem to establish the approximation by a sequence of positive linear operators; use the Bernstein polynomials in applied problems; understand shape-preserving and degree-reducing properties of the Bernstein polynomials. Uniform continuity, uniform convergence, Bernstein polynomials, Weierstrass approximation theorem, positive linear operators, Popoviciu theorem, Voronovskaya theorem, simultaneous approximation, shape-preserving properties, De Casteljau algorithm, complex Bernstein polynomials, Kantorovich polynomials.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Uniform continuity, Cantor’s theorem. Uniform convergence of sequences and series. , Ch. 1, Sec. 1.5-1.6
2 Properties of uniformly convergent sequences. Tests for uniform convergence. Davis, Ch. 1, Sec. 1.6-1.7
3 Bernstein polynomials, their definition and elementary properties. Weierstrass approximation theorem. , Ch. 1, Sec. 1.1, , Ch. VI, Sec. 6.1,6.2
4 Positive linear operators, Korovkin’s theorem. Modulus of continuity and its properties. , Ch. 6, Sec.6.6
5 Moments and central moments. Popoviciu theorem. , Ch. 1, Sec. 1.6
6 Voronovskaya theorem and modified Bernstein polynomials. , Ch. 6, Sec. 6.3, , Ch. 1, Sec. 1.6
7 Forward differences representation of the Bernstein polynomials and their derivatives. , Ch. 1, Sec. 1.4
8 Simultaneous approximation of a function and its derivatives by the Bernstein polynomials. , Ch. 6, Sec. 6.3, , Ch. 1, Sec. 1.8
9 Shape-preserving properties of the Bernstein polynomials. , Ch. 1, Sec. 1.7
10 De Catseljau algorithm for the Bernstein polynomials. , Sec.2
11 Bernstein polynomials on an unbounded interval. Chlodovsky’s theorems. , Ch. 2, Sec. 2.3
12 Complex Bernstein polynomials. , Ch. 4, Sec. 4.1
13 Kantorovich polynomials, their properties. , Ch.2, Sec. 2.1
14 Approximation of continuous and integrable functions by Kantorovich polynomials. , Ch.2, Sec. 2.2
15 Review
16 Final exam

Sources

Course Book 1.  G. G. Lorentz, Bernstein polynomials, Chelsea, NY, 1986. 2.  Ph. J. Davis, Interpolation and Approximation, Dover, 1976. 3. W. Boehm, A. Müller, On de Casteljau's algorithm, 4. 2. R.A.Devore, G.G.Lorentz, Constructive Approximation, Springer, 5. E. W. Cheney, “Introduction to approximation theory”, Chelsea, NY, 1966

Evaluation System

Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 10
Presentation 1 10
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
 Percentage of Semester Work 60 40 100

Course Category

Core Courses X

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 2 3 6
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 7 14
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10