Review Questions (for 2
nd
half of EGM3344)
What are two common methods for solving system of nonlinear
equations?
What is the most computationally expensive part in using Newton’s
method for solving system of equations?
What is the practical
remedy for it?
How do you set up the problem for solving least square curve fitting?
How do you use least square method to obtain a fitting for multi
dimensional problem?
How do you extend the LSQ method for a polynomial to other types of
functions?
What is the coefficient of determination and what is the correlation
coefficient?
How do you measure the spread of data around the best fit curve?
What is the main difference between least square fitting and
interpolation?
Why is the method of undetermined coefficient not good for higher
order polynomial interpolation?
What is the Newton’s divided difference method? What are its main
advantages?
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How is the Lagrangian interpolation scheme constructed? How do you
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 Spring '09
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 Numerical Analysis, order polynomial interpolation

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