Non Linear Curve Fitting
Variation developed by Deepshikha Shukla
- Published July 20, 2018
Adapted from the Faculty Commons Item, "Curve Fitting," created by Eric Ayars
*The original author of this exercise is E. Ayars. D. Shukla added the fifth exercise.*
Being able to fit a model to experimental data is an extremely important laboratory skill. Most physics students are familiar with linear curve fitting, often with a spreadsheet or data-collection software such as _Data Studio_ (PASCO Scientific) or _Logger Pro_ (Vernier Software).
This set of exercises takes students beyond these introductory tools into the realm of arbitrary-function curve fitting, with error bars and estimates of parameter uncertainties.
These exercises also lend to interesting computational exercises in a Computational Physics course
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