Bernstein Expansion

The nth order Bernstein expansion of a function f(x) in terms of a variable x is given by

 B_n(f,x)=sum_(j=0)^n(n; j)x^j(1-x)^(n-j)f(j/n),

(Gzyl and Palacios 1997, Mathé 1999), where (n; k) is a binomial coefficient and

 B_(j,n)(x)=(n; j)x^j(1-x)^(n-j)

is a Bernstein polynomial.

Letting f(x)=x gives the identity


for n in Z and n>=0.

See also

Bernstein Polynomial

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Gzyl, H. and Palacios, J. L. "The Weierstrass Approximation Theorem and Large Deviations." Amer. Math. Monthly 104, 650-653, 1997.Mathé, P. "Approximation of Hölder Continuous Functions by Bernstein Polynomials." Amer. Math. Monthly 106, 568-574, 1999.

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