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Module 5 - UM

This Module is mostly concerned with fitting data to models, both by hand and by using least-squares techniques. It emphasises the visual display of data. The module introduces:

  • Independent and dependent variables of a dataset
  • Residuals of a fit
  • Sum of the squares of the residuals
  • Method of least squares
  • Degrees of freedom of a fit
  • Chi-squared
  • Effective variance method

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