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ERIC Number: EJ361612
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Representing Topography with Second-Degree Bivariate Polynomial Functions Fitted by Least Squares.
Neuman, Arthur Edward
Journal of Geological Education, v35 n5 p271-74 Nov 1987
There is a need for abstracting topography other than for mapping purposes. The method employed should be simple and available to non-specialists, thereby ruling out spline representations. Generalizing from univariate first-degree least squares and from multiple regression, this article introduces bivariate polynomial functions fitted by least squares. Computer software is available to solve most of the calculations. (RH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
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