Least Squares Regression I

  • Allan J. Rossman
  • Beth L. Chance
Part of the The Workshop Mathematics Project book series (TIMS)


In previous topics you studied scatterplots as visual displays of the relationship between two variables and the correlation coefficient as a numerical measure of the linear association between them. With this topic you will begin to investigate least squares regression as a formal mathematical model often used to describe the relationship between variables.


Regression Line Relationship Activity Explore Data Fuel Efficiency Slope Coefficient 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan J. Rossman
    • 1
  • Beth L. Chance
    • 2
  1. 1.Dickinson CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of the PacificUSA

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