J.R. Wolberg (Israel)
Simulation Methods, Prediction Analysis, Least Squares,
Most areas of science and engineering utilize quantitative
experiments to determine parameters of interest.
Quantitative experiments are characterized by measured
variables, a mathematical model and unknown
parameters. For most quantitative experiments the
method of least squares is used to analyze the data in
order to determine values for the unknown parameters.
The method of Prediction Analysis can be used to design
quantitative experiments. In this paper the method is
described and is applied to the design of a typical
experiment. The paper also includes a description of the
general purpose software used for facilitating the design
of a quantitative experiment.