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November 2014 Engineers Do It, Scientists Do It, Mathematicians?
Joe Santmyer
Missouri J. Math. Sci. 26(2): 173-188 (November 2014). DOI: 10.35834/mjms/1418931958


There is a magnificent mathematical gem missing from most numerical analysis curricula. A literature search of numerical analysis and mathematical modeling texts indicates its absence. What is missing from the numerical analysis toolbox and why isn't it there? The missing tool is the Kalman filter. The Kalman filter requires a modest knowledge of statistics. Is this why it is missing from the toolbox? Read and reach your own conclusion whether this piece of mathematics should be part of a numerical analysis or mathematical modeling curriculum.


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Joe Santmyer. "Engineers Do It, Scientists Do It, Mathematicians?." Missouri J. Math. Sci. 26 (2) 173 - 188, November 2014.


Published: November 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 18 December 2014

zbMATH: 1312.97003
MathSciNet: MR3293814
Digital Object Identifier: 10.35834/mjms/1418931958

Primary: 97N40 , 97N60
Secondary: 97R20 , 97R30

Keywords: embedded software , mathematical modeling , numerical analysis , real-time processing

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Central Missouri State University, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


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