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Mathematics and Statistics
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The theory of symbolic matrix derivatives is connected to the theory of differentials. It is shown that symbolic matrix derivatives are nothing but linear transformations of the representations of certain differentials. Representations of various differential rules are obtained and compared with those obtained by various authors. As illustrations, particular attention is given to the product rule. The theory of monotone operators is used to find the optimal solutions of various optimization problems in statistics. Some algebraic results which might be of interest by themselves are obtained to prove the main results. Optimal control models of regression experiments are presented to illustrate optimization problems with solutions on the boundary of the region of concern.Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1980 .W654. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 41-03, Section: B, page: 0996. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1980.
WONG, KAI SANG., "OPTIMIZATION PROBLEMS IN STATISTICS." (1980). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2951.