Kunz, Kaiser S. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
- Method of least squares
- Method of averages
- Graphical method
- Use of nonlinear scales
- Additional Reading
A procedure in which the basic problem is to pass a curve through a set of points, representing experimental data, in such a way that the curve shows as well as possible the relationship between the two quantities plotted. It is always possible to pass some smooth curve through all the points plotted, but since there is assumed to be some experimental error present, such a procedure would ordinarily not be desirable. See also: Interpolation
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