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dc.contributor.author Eisenfeld, Jerome en
dc.contributor.author Cheng, S. W. en
dc.contributor.author Bernfeld, Stephen R. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-01T15:28:46Z en
dc.date.available 2010-07-01T15:28:46Z en
dc.date.issued 1977-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/4826 en
dc.description.abstract Let X(t) and W(t) be vectors of dimension N > 0. We are concerned with the problem of computing an N x N matrix A such that [see pdf for notation](1.1) where X'(t) is the rate of change of X(t) with respect to time t. Such problems frequently arise in the biosciences although it is not always immediately evident that they may be posed in the form of Eq. (1.1). In applications the data for X(t) and W(t) is obtained from experiments and the collection of such data is not always performed over equal time intervals nor is it always the case that data is obtained for the scalar functions Xi(t) and Wi(t), which form the components of X(t) and W(t) respectively, at the same instances of time. Also, certain entries in the matrix Aare known a priori or relationships between entries must be satisfied. The object of this paper is to introduce a method by which the system identification problem, i.e. the problem discussed above, may be analyzed. In particular, we consider the moments [see pdf for notation](1.2) of the data; or in the event that such integrals do not exist, we compute the moments of X(t)e-pt where p > 0 is sufficiently large. The method of moments may be developed from the principle that the matrix A should be determined in such a manner so as to achieve the best fit between the moments of X(t) as computed from the data and the moments of X(t) as computed from the differential equation (1.1). This is the point of view taken in [1]. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical Report;48 en
dc.subject System identification problem en
dc.subject Biosciences en
dc.subject Method of moments en
dc.subject Fluorescence decay en
dc.subject.lcsh Mathematics Research en
dc.title System Identification Problems and the Method of Moments en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Mathematics en

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