"A method for selecting the best in some sense of two or more mathematical models is investigated in this study. The method is that of using part of the data to estimate parameters and using the resulting equation to predict the additional data which are then compared with the existing data not used in estimating the parameters. In particular the effects produced on the method by the number and location of points used in estimating the parameters and the criterion for determining the best fit are investigated. It was concluded from the results of an empirical investigation that the success of the method was significantly affected by both the location and number of points used in estimating the parameters. It was also concluded that the criterion for best fit used in this study did not have a significant effect upon the method"--Abstract, page ii.
Antle, Charles E.
Miles, Aaron J.
Joiner, James W., 1931-2013
Schowalter, Ralph E., 1923-2001
Mathematics and Statistics
M.S. in Mathematics
University of Missouri at Rolla
v, 29 pages
© 1964 August J. Garver, All rights reserved.
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Garver, August J., "A study of a method for selecting the best of two or more mathematical models" (1964). Masters Theses. 5662.