Accession Number : AD0838676

Title :   THE USE OF ORTHOGONAL POLYNOMIALS IN LEAST SQUARES SURFACE FITTING OVER RECTANGULAR GRIDS.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, M. A.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This memorandum discusses the underlying theory and methodology involved in least squares surface fitting over rectangular grids using orthogonal polynomials. It further discusses tests of significance to determine what degree polynomial adequately fits the data and confidence limits about the true regression surface. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LEAST SQUARES METHOD), (*CURVE FITTING, POLYNOMIALS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TERRAIN, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, THEORY, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, WAR GAMES, TACTICAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE