In this chapter we will look at the problem of fitting data to curves and estimating several parameters. For the often-occurring linear case, we can turn the procedure into a crank-turning procedure. If the dependence on the parameters is intrinsically non-linear, we will see that the problem is much harder, but general computer programs to find minima of multidimensional functions can be of considerable help.


Moment Matrix Derivative Matrix Maximum LIKELI Generate Monte Carlo Event Homework Problem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron P. Roe
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  1. 1.Randall Laboratory of PhysicsAnn ArborUSA

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