Same data, different models

Same data, different models.
Which one is the best? And why?

Measuring and modeling by example

- How mathematical functions can be used (and misused) to describe the world

That is the title of the book I just finished (12 April 2024); 273 pages A4, but around 370 pages in the smaller format of the publisher (expected fall of 2024).

Book cover

I am an experimental physicist from Belgium, °1962, working as an independent tutor now, and I wrote this book about measuring, regression analysis and mathematical modeling because I want to share my experience from the last 40 years with anyone who needs it.

I know there are tons of books about this subject, but my focus is quite different. I try to teach the reader:

If you want to be informed when it's published, please let me know!
I can also deliver a preprint (very limited stock) for 39€ + shipping (e.g.: B, L: 6€; F, I, NL, A: 7€; D,E,P: 10€, rest of EU: 15€; other countries max. 40€): mail me!

Author: Koen Van de moortel - info@lerenisplezant.be - +32 9 2277036 or +32 47 7368526


Keywords for the book: linear/nonlinear regression, multidirectional regression, orthogonal regression, least squares, curve fitting, mathematical modeling, weighted regression, data analysis, statistics, Monte Carlo methods, Pearson-r, Kendall-tau, chi squared, correlation, cross-correlation, pattern recognition, heteroskedasticity, simulation, iteration, goodness-of-fit, choosing a model, parameter estimation, parameterization, residuals, mathematical functions (linear, quadratic, cubic, polynomial, power, logistic, exponential, logarithmic, homographic, rational, Gompertz, Weibull, Gauss, Dagum, Lorentz, sine, cosine, tangent, cosh, tanh), distributions, calculus, applied mathematics, transformations, periodicity, growth, decay, calibration, prediction, interpolation, extrapolation, causality, theory testing, problem solving, research methodology, experiment design, error propagation, measurement precision, quantification.

Front cover, table of contents & Intro (12 April 2024, sent to the publisher!).

Back & index.


Main page - Private math tutoring - my previous book (in Flemish): Meten is weten

BTW: "Leren is plezant" is Flemish for "Learning is pleasant".