Padé approximation and orthogonal polynomials Academic Article uri icon


  • By using a variational method, we study the structure of the Padé table for a formal power series. For series of Stieltjes, this method is employed to study the relations of the Padé approximants with orthogonal polynomials and gaussian quadrature formulas. Hence, we can study convergence, precise locations of poles and zeros, monotonicity, and so on, of these approximants. Our methods have nothing to do with determinant theory and the theory of continued fractions which were used extensively in the past. © 1974, Australian Mathematical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Allen, G. D., Chui, C. K., Madych, W. R., Narcowich, F. J., & Smith, P. W.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • April 1974