method of least squares

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a method of fitting a curve to data points so as to minimize the sum of the squares of the distances of the points from the curve

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4) Optimize group decision making matrix based on the method of least squares.
When estimating the polynomial coefficients with the method of least squares, two additional constraints were added to bring the polynomial graticule to the exact same size as the original graticule.
Nielsen, Evaluation of measurement intercomparisons by the method of least squares, Report DFM-99-R39, 3208 LN, Danish Institute of Fundamental Metrology, Lyngby, Denmark (2000).
The method of least squares is built on the hypothesis that the optimum description of a set of data is one that minimizes the weighted sum of squares of deviation of the data from the fitting function.
The method of least squares gives the linear fits: Detection altitude = 1.
Using a Maple application, based on the method of least squares we obtained different graphics and approximation models.
In order to determine the regression coefficients, was applied the method of least squares, using the MathCAD work.
Where by: [DELTA]U(t)-linear visco-elastic deflection (m); F-force (N); l--reference lenghth (m); I--moment of inertia of the beam's cross section (m4), E-modulus of elasticity (MPa) Parameters of the three-parameter and four-parameter models, which describe visco-elastic behaviour of LVL elements, may be determined by application of the method of least squares.
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