Methods for Estimating Parameters. Least Squares and Maximum Likelihood

  • Byron P. Roe
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Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (UTCP)

Abstract

We are now ready to look at particular methods of estimating parameters from data. As we will see, there is a very sophisticated methodology that has developed for these problems and, in many cases, the estimation process can be automated and turned into almost a crank-turning operation. Nonetheless, as we will see, it is very important to understand in detail what we are doing.

Keywords

Maximum Likelihood Estimate Probability Level Maximum Likelihood Method Background Event Likelihood Equation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron P. Roe
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Randall LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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