Monatshefte für Mathematik

, Volume 111, Issue 1, pp 69–78 | Cite as

On averaging sets

  • Gerold Wagner
  • Bodo Volkmann


For any set Φ={f1,f2,...,fs} ofC3-functions on the interval [−1, 1], and for any weight functionw(x) satisfyingL1w(x)L2(1−|x|)β(L1,L2>0, β≥0) and\(\int_{ - 1}^1 {w(x)dx = 1} \), we give a constructive proof for the existence of quadrature formulas of the type
$$\frac{1}{n}\sum\limits_{j = 1}^n {f_\mu (x_j )} \int_{ - 1}^1 {f_\mu (x)w(x)dx} {\text{ }}(\mu = 1,2,{\text{ }} \ldots ,s)$$
for sufficiently largen, −1<x1<x2<...<xn<1. Assuming the orthonormality of the derivativesf′1,f′2,...,f′s with respect to the weight functionw(x), we obtain explicit bounds for the numbern of interpolation points for which such formulas exist. As an application to combinatorics, we prove the existence ofd-dimensional sphericalt-designs of sizen for eachn>cd·t12d4,cd>0 a constant.


Quadrature Formula Interpolation Point Constructive Proof Explicit Bound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerold Wagner
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bodo Volkmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut AUniversität StuttgartStuttgartFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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