Predicting the future

Viswanath, Sankaran (2017) Predicting the future. At Right Angles, 6 (2). pp. 15-21. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

We often find ourselves needing to predict the future value of something based on past trends. For instance, climate scientists have been trying to estimate the future rise in ocean temperatures based on (among other things) temperature data of the last 100 or more years. Or maybe you are a cricket enthusiast and want to predict how many centuries your favourite batsman will score this year based on his scoring statistics for past years. We all probably have our own ways of arriving at an estimate! In this article, let us explore one approach.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Viswanath, Sankaran
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patterns, Polynomials, Extrapolation, Interpolation
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1339
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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