MATLAB Explorations: Use MATLAB to Explore Lagrange Polynomials
The main goals of this MATLAB Exploration exercise are to use MATLAB to explore visually the properties of Lagrange polynomialsThe objectives are:
- Extend the students' use of MATLAB to explore mathematical concepts;
- Strengthen and enhance the students' expertise with MATLAB, especially the plotting/graphing commands; and
- Graphically/visually investigate the properties of Lagrange polynomials.
Context for Use
Getting started with MATLAB (Mathworks)
or going through the beginning lessons in a text like Getting Started with MATLAB, Seventh by Rudra Pratap.
This was the third assignment to encourage students to use computation to investigate mathematical concepts.
Description and Teaching Materials
References and Resources
Getting Started with MATLAB, Seventh, Pratap, Rudra, Oxford University Press, 2017.
Numerical Analysis, Tenth, Burden, Richard L., Faires, J. Douglas and Burden, Annette M., Cengage Learning, 2016.