Test _3B - TEST #3B (Nov 25, 2009) PGE 310 Name: Signature:...

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TEST #3B (Nov 25, 2009) PGE 310 Name: Signature: UT EID: NOTES: 1. You have 50 minutes. Points will be deducted for tests turned in after 9:50 2. Write your name (or EID) on all pages of the test 3. SHOW ALL WORK. Partial (or any credit) cannot be given for problems without work shown
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1. Qualitative Questions (15 points) a. If cubic splines are a bunch of polynomials pieced together, why is it that together they “look” like a single function? b. In curving fitting, why do we derive formulas by taking partial derivatives and setting them equal to zero? In other words, why does that guarantee we get the best curve c. I have taken some laboratory data and theoretically it should be modeled by the following equation. Do you recommend I use a curve fitting on the data or interpolate them? Why? 1 bx a y e - = +
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2. Consider the following system of nonlinear equations 3 2 2 2 4 2 x xy y y + = - + = a. Perform the first iteration of Newton-Raphson to determine updated estimates for x and y using guess values of x = -1, y = -1. (20 points)
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PGE 310 taught by Professor Klaus during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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Test _3B - TEST #3B (Nov 25, 2009) PGE 310 Name: Signature:...

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