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Quasi-Chebyshev splines with connection matrices: Application to variable degree polynomial splines. (English) Zbl 0978.41006

Extending a result recently obtained for Chebyshev splines, we give a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of blossoms (or, equivalently, of \(B\)-spline bases) for splines with connection matrices and with sections in different four-dimensional quasi-Chebyshev spaces. We apply this result to the study of variable degree polynomial splines.

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41A15 Spline approximation
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