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Spacecraft Radar Tracking

Published on 08/29/2012

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will calculate and interpret the meaning of the correlation coefficient and coefficient determination.

Objectives

In this lesson, students will:

  • calculate and interpret the meaning of the correlation coefficient, r, and the coefficient of determination, r2.
  • write a regression equation, and interpret the meaning of the slope and y-intercept in context to the problem.
  • make predictions based on a least squares regression model
  • plot residuals, and interpret their graphical form.

Vocabulary

  • correlation
  • coefficient
  • regression equation