VIII.—On the Theory of Graduation

@inproceedings{WhittakerVIIIOnTT,
  title={VIII.—On the Theory of Graduation},
  author={Edmund Taylor Whittaker}
}
The mathematical theory of graduation or adjustment , which hitherto has been developed chiefly in connection with the needs of actuarial science, centres round the following problem: A set of numbers u 1 , u 2 , u 3 , … u n is supposed to have been obtained from observations or statistics of some kind. These numbers would represent the values of a variable u x corresponding to the values 1, 2, … n of its argument x , were it not that they are affected by accidental irregularities due to errors… Expand
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