You are here

Least Squares and Quadric Surfaces

by Donald Teets (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
May, 1993

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Statistics and Probability
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 7.1 Mathematical Statistics

A solution for least squares regression line is obtained without calculus, using algebra and geometry.

A pdf copy of the article can be viewed by clicking below. Since the copy is a faithful reproduction of the actual journal pages, the article may not begin at the top of the first page.

To open this file please click here.

These pdf files are furnished by JSTOR.

Classroom Capsules would not be possible without the contribution of JSTOR.

JSTOR provides online access to pdf copies of 512 journals, including all three print journals of the Mathematical Association of America: The American Mathematical Monthly, College Mathematics Journal, and Mathematics Magazine. We are grateful for JSTOR's cooperation in providing the pdf pages that we are using for Classroom Capsules.

Average: 2.8 (16 votes)