An analysis of the errors in curve-fitting problems with an application to the calculation of stability parameters from flight data

Marvin Shinbrot
naca-tn-2820
Nov 1952


The problem of assessing the errors in the parameters obtained from a curve-fitting process is considered, and a scheme which may be applied toward the solution of such problems is obtained. This method is then specialized to the problem of finding the errors in the calculated stability parameters of an airplane, and an example is given.

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