The scalar Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation problem with boundary conditions Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that if the Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation problem is solvable by a function mapping into a compact subset of the unit disc, then the problem remains solvable with the addition of any number of boundary interpolation conditions, provided the boundary interpolation values have modulus less than unity. We give new, inductive proofs of the Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation problem with any finite number of interpolation points in the interior and on the boundary of the domain of interpolation (the right half plane or unit disc), with function values and any finite number of derivatives specified. Our solutions are analytic on the closure of the domain of interpolation. Our proofs only require a minimum of matrix theory and operator theory. We also give new, straightforward algorithms for obtaining minimal H norm solutions. Finally, some numerical examples are given. 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Luxemburg, L. A., & Brown, P. R.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Luxemburg, Leon A||Brown, Philip R

publication date

  • January 2011