Accession Number:

AD0642720

Title:

A NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF RESIDUAL EQUATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note.

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1951-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Solutions of many problems are concerned with a set of equations which are incompatible due to observational error and overdetermination. Proposed solutions are approximations and for such equations, one is confronted with a problem of selecting a criterion by which he may evaluate the approximate solutions. Often times several methods of solution are available. It is the purpose of this note to point out that the residuals found in any one such solution must be carefully analyzed and not be treated as an absolute criterion in the sense of being small when the residuals are being examined in order to judge the result obtained by the solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE