Course detail

Empiric Models

FSI-9EMMAcad. year: 2016/2017Winter semesterNot applicable.. year of study2  credits

If the important variables for a process are known or sought but the process model is unknown, an empirical approach to model building is required. The development of empirical models represents a continuous process that involves postulation of a model, experimentation to collect empirical data, "fitting" of the model, i.e. estimation of the model coefficients, and evaluation of results. The strategy of empirical model building is described in the course.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Empiric model, fitting, residuum, adequate model

Prerequisites

Populations, samples, binomial and Poisson distributions, distributions of averages, distributions of a continuous probability, testing of hypothesis

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

K. Zvára: Vícerozměrné statistické metody. SNTL/ALFA, Praha 1987
B. Maroš: Empirické modely I, Brno, 1989
J. Anděl_: Matematická statistika. SNTL/ALFA, Praha 1978
K. Zvára: Regresní analýza. Academia, Praha 1989
D. M. Himmelblau: Process Analysis by Statistical Methods. John Wiley&Sons,New York 1969
Vícerozměrné statistické metody: Vícerozměrné statistické metody. SNTL/ALFA, Praha 1987
B. Maroš: Empirické modely I. PC-DIR, Brno 1998

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral exam

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

If the important variables for a process are known or sought but the process model is unknown, an empirical approach to model building is required. The development of empirical models represents a continuous process that involves postulation of a model, experimentation to collect empirical data, "fitting" of the model, i.e. estimation of the model coefficients, and evaluation of results. The strategy of empirical model building is described in the course.

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Linear models. Linearization of the nonlinear model.
2. Linear models with one independent variable. Least squares estimation.
3. Analysis of variance. Variances of parameters.
4. Variances of predicted values.
5. ANOVA about the adequate model.
6. Confidence intervals for parameters.
7. Locus of confidence limits.
8. Locus of tolerance limits.
9. Confidence region.
10.Linear models with several independent variables.
11.Reziduals.