Is Your Shirt Size Related to Your Shoe Size?

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
  • Ann Watkins
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
Part of the Textbooks in mathematical sciences book series (TIMS)

Abstract

The great painter and scientist of the fifteenth century, Leonardo, studied the human body and pro vided detailed accounts of the relationships among various body parts. Leonardo’s work on how the size of one part is related to that of another was for the purpose of instructing painters on how to paint the human body, but some of these relationships are of practical interest as well. (Who might be interested in the relationship between arm length and circumference of the neck, for example?) In this activity we will investigate the accuracy of some of Leonardo’s pronouncements by modeling relationships between the sizes of various body parts.

Keywords

Scatter Plot Linear Regression Model Fifteenth Century Thick Part Calculate Correlation Coefficient 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Scheaffer
    • 1
  • Ann Watkins
    • 2
  • Mrudulla Gnanadesikan
    • 3
  • Jeffrey A. Witmer
    • 4
  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA
  2. 2.California State UniversityNorthridgeUSA
  3. 3.Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Oberlin CollegeUSA

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