An Introduction to Probability Theory and Its Applications, by William Feller

By William Feller

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Major adjustments during this variation comprise the substitution of probabilistic arguments for combinatorial artifices, and the addition of latest sections on branching strategies, Markov chains, and the De Moivre-Laplace theorem.

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Glucose 0. 5. 3. The data were scatter-corrected prior to PCA. by including two more components in the PCR equation. This shows that even in this simple case, the linearity is not perfect and can be improved upon by using more components. To sum up, this example has first of all shown that the NIR data matrix in this case can be quite adequately modelled by a linear Beer's law. It has also shown that glucose is closely related to the first component and thus responsible for more spectral variability than the other two constituents.

Needed, this must be due to other effects. An important and frequently occurring effect in spectroscopy is the light scatter effect due to differences in particle size, sample thickness etc. (see Appendix B). This kind of effect can be very strong in applications of, for instance, diffise reflectance NIR. Other possibilities that may also lead to more components are interactions among - the chemical consthents and non-linear relations between the chemical concentrations and the spectral measurements.

56 A user-friendly guide to multivariate calibration and classification The basic model underlying the methodology presented in this chapter is the standard linear model given by We assume that there are N observations of the vector (y,xl)' available for estimation of the regression coefficients. The problem is to find a subset of the xs that can be used to predict y as precisely and reliably as possible in situations with many collinear x-variables. For most of this chapter, estimation of regression coefficients will be done by the regular least squares criterion [LS, see Appendix A and Weisberg (1985)l.

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