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Project 2_2011 - Project 2(Due March 3 Requirements(1...

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Unformatted text preview: Project 2. (Due March 3) Requirements: (1) Clearly state the problem. (2)Use the format as in the MCM papers (of the slicing MRI data problem): Title Abstract Introduction, statement of problem Assumptions (and introduce necessary variables) Model(s) Solution Validate model, recommendations Referrences (3) Include Matlab code (if any). (4) Submit your report to the email of the course. (5) Groups of 1‐3 students are fine. Problem: Consider the following “Nuse Problem” using any method. In 1981, two new varieties of a tiny biting insect called a nuse were discovered by biologists. They dubbed one kind of nuse a Bpf nuse and the other a Bf nuse. The biologists found out that the Bpf nuse is a carrier of a debilitating disease that causes swelling of the brain when a human is bitten by an infected nuse. Although the disease is rarely fatal, the disability caused by the swelling may be permanent. This is no insect to mess with! The other form of the nuse, the Bf, is quite harmless and a valuable pollinator. In an effort to distinguish the two varieties, the biologist took measurements on the nuses they caught. The two measurements taken (in centimeters) were of wing length and antenna length. Bf Nuses Wing Length (cm) 1.72 1.64 1.74 1.70 1.82 1.82 1.90 1.82 2.08 Antenna Length (cm) 1.24 1.38 1.36 1.40 1.38 1.48 1.38 1.54 1.56 Bpf Nuses Wing Length (cm) 1.78 1.86 1.96 2.00 2.00 1.96 Antenna Length (cm) 1.14 1.20 1.30 1.26 1.28 1.18 Problem Statement: Is it possible to distinguish a Bf nuse from a Bpf nuse on the basis of wing and antenna length? Write a report that describes to a naturalist in the field how to classify a nuse he or she has just captured. ...
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