Curve Fitting

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


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.


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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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