# Tag Archives: least squares

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 3.4.25

Exercise 3.4.25. Given over the interval what is the closest line to the parabola formed by ? Answer: This amounts to finding a least-squares solution to the equation , where the entries 1, , and are understood as functions of … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 3.4.17

Exercise 3.4.17. Given the matrix from the previous exercise and the vector , solve by least squares using the factorization . Answer: From the previous exercise we have To find the least squares solution to where , we take advantage … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 3.4.15

Exercise 3.4.15. Given the matrix find the orthonormal vectors and that span the column space of . Next find the vector that completes the orthonormal set, and describe the subspace of of which is an element. Finally, for find the … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 3.4.1

Exercise 3.4.1. a) Given the following four data points: write down the four equations for fitting to the data. b) Find the line fit by least squares and calculate the error . c) Given the value of what is in … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 3.3.26

Exercise 3.3.26. A middle-aged man is stretched on a rack with various forces. Given the measurements of length (in feet) at forces (in tons), and assuming that Hooke’s Law applies, use least squares to find the man’s length when no … Continue reading