Overview

central difference approximation


'central difference approximation' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Mathematics

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The most common numerical approximation to the derivative of a function f (x) is to take the gradient of the chord joining the point and another point where x has been increased by a small amount h. The central difference approximation uses the chord joining the two points whose x values are a small amount h from the value x0, giving

Subjects: Mathematics.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.