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Model
Mathematical Model

An equation or a system of equations representing real-world phenomena. Models also represent patterns found in graphs and/or data. Usually models are not exact matches the objects or behavior they represent. A good model should capture the essential character of whatever is being modeled.

 

 

 

See also

Regression equation, least-squares regression line

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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