Chebfuns: a New Kind of Numerical Computing
- Professor Nick Trefethen (University of Oxford)
- 11 June 2008
- 2:00 pm - Location G.205
Numerical algorithms are traditionally applied to functions discretized in space, but one may ask what their analogues would be if we could compute with continuous functions directly. This question is no longer just theoretical, thanks to the development of the chebfun system in object-oriented MATLAB. We will show the system in action and ask whether it can live up to the vision of "computing with the feel of symbolics but the speed of numerics".