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Least Squares Approximation

  • Thomas Banchoff
  • John Wermer
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

We consider two variable quantities x and y. We make n simultaneous measurements of both quantities and obtain n pairs of values: x1, y1, x2, y2, ..., x n , y n , and we call the corresponding points (x1, y1), ..., (x n , y n ) in the xy plane the data points.

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Banchoff
    • 1
  • John Wermer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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