Basic Concepts

  • Richard E. Bellman
  • Robert S. Roth
Part of the Mathematics and Its Applications book series (MAIA, volume 26)


A successful approximation has the following three properties:
  1. (a)

    A well defined mathematical problem

  2. (b)

    A rational method for deriving and approximating problems and/or solutions,

  3. (c)

    A measure of the error incurred in using these approximations.



Vector Space Integral Domain Piecewise Linear Function Vector Space Versus Linear Independence 
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Bibliograpy and Comments

  1. Birkhoff, G. and S. MacLane:1953, A Survey of Modern Algebra Macmillan Company, New YorkzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. Gillman, L, and M. Jerison:1960, Rings of Continuous Functions, SpringerGoogle Scholar

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© D Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard E. Bellman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert S. Roth
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Center for Applied MathematicsThe University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.BostonUSA

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