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interval analysis

A method to estimate uncertainties in the results of a least-squares procedure. The input data are primary values plus limits of intervals expressing their uncertainty. The output consists of derived values plus limits of intervals expressing a pessimistic estimate of maximal uncertainty.
Source:
PAC, 1981, 53, 1805 (Assignment and presentation of uncertainties of the numerical results of thermodynamic measurements (Provisional)) on page 1823
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.I03124.
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