Physics307L F08:Schedule/Week 8 agenda

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Discussion of Lab

Summary for Lab#2

Rough draft of final report due beginning of Week 12

Lecture

Principle of Maximum Likelihood

Excel Sheet

Media:307L 2007 Week 8 Millikan data.xlsx

Fitting a line (linear regression, least-squares fit for a line)

Why and when linear fit?

Theoretical background

Practical examples (We did this last week)

Fitting y = mx + b versus x = m'y + b'

More sophisticated curve fitting...a must read!

REMEMBER to use example of fitting y = mx + b versus x = m'y + b'

Finance Lab

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