The forward difference is a Finite Difference defined by

(1) |

(2) |

In general,

(3) |

Newton's Forward Difference Formula expresses as the sum of the th forward differences

(4) |

**References**

Abramowitz, M. and Stegun, C. A. (Eds.).
*Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, 9th printing.*
New York: Dover, p. 877, 1972.

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