central mean operator

central mean operator

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(mathematics)
A difference operator, denoteed μ, defined by the equation μƒ(x) = [ƒ(x + h /2) + ƒ(x-h /2)]/2, where h is a constant denoting the difference between successive points of interpolation or calculation. Also known as averaging operator.
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