Introduction to Overdetermined Systems

  • Richard L. BranhamJr.


After much preliminary discussion we finally begin in this chapter with the subject of overdetermined systems. In this chapter, and the next two, we assume linear overdetermined systems, a restriction that will be relaxed in Chapter 7. Our system is where
$$ A\cdot X = d, $$
Where A matrix, called the data matrix or matrix of equations of condition, of size m x n, with mn, X is an n vector of the desired solution, and d is an m vector of observations or experimental data points.


Gaussian Elimination Observational Error Overdetermined System Minor Planet Large Residual 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. BranhamJr.
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  1. 1.Jefe Area Matematicas y Del Centro Regional de Investigaciones Científicas y TecnológicasMendozaArgentina

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