Accession Number : AD0697851

Title :   ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION OF RESPONSE SURFACES (PROJECT SURF).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : McAdams,H. T.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : Experiment design is considered in a framework which integrates mathematical and statistical techniques with the disciplinary background of the problem under study. Considered as a mapping from treatment space to response space, experimentation is viewed as a problem in mathematical extension of a function as well as a problem in statistical estimation. It is shown that existing experiment designs, born in the classical framework of polynomial approximation to a function, are not necessarily optimum when the experiment is viewed in the context of a general function space. A philosophy for broadening the scope of experiment design from this point of view is outlined and some techniques for its implementation are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), (*REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), VECTOR SPACES, STATISTICAL TESTS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, CURVE FITTING, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), DECISION THEORY, POLYNOMIALS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE