# Approximating Continuous Functions with Haar Approximations

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The Haar scaling function is defined by

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Contributed by: Sijia Liang and Bruce Atwood (July 2011)

(Beloit College)

After work by: Helmut Knaust

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Since the basis functions form an orthonormal set, the approximation of in is , where is determined by the inner product . Students should ask themselves, "What is the interpretation of the projection of into ?" For more information, see Hemut Knaust, "Multi-Resolution Analysis for the Haar Wavelet."

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