In numerical analysis, a blossom is a functional that can be applied to any polynomial, but is mostly used for Bézier and spline curves and surfaces.
The blossom of a polynomial ƒ, often denoted is completely characterised by the three properties:
- It is a symmetric function of its arguments:
- (where π is any permutation of its arguments).
- It is affine in each of its arguments:
- It satisfies the diagonal property:
Famous quotes containing the word blossom:
“O that this blossom could be kept from cankers!”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)