Figure 9.13 (page 522):

Parameter estimates with only 10 data points.

Code for Figure 9.13

Text of the GNU GPL.

main.m

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%
% arhenius.m
%
alpha = 0.95;
p     = 2;
ndata = 10;
%%chisq = 5.99;  % chi square value for 95% confidence level with 2 parameters
%%Fstat = 4.46; % F statistic for 95 % confidence level with 2 parameters and
				% 10 data points (or 10-2=8 degrees of
				% freedcom) 
chisq = chi2inv(alpha,p);
Fstat = finv(alpha,p,ndata-p);
lnk0  = 1;
E     = 100;
Tmin  = 300;
Tmax  = 500;
Tmeas = linspace(Tmin,Tmax,ndata)';
X     = [ones(ndata,1) -1./Tmeas];
lnk   = X*[lnk0; E];
k     = exp(lnk);
measvar= 1e-3;
measstddev = sqrt(measvar);
%
% set seed for 'reproducible' random numbers
%
randn('seed',0);
%
%just a few noisy points
%
nexpts = 1;
clear lnkmeas;
for i = 1:nexpts lnkmeas(:,i) = lnk + measstddev*randn(ndata,1); end
%%
%%center the data first
%%
Tcenter = -1./Tmeas + 1/mean(Tmeas);
Xcenter=[ones(ndata,1) Tcenter];
thetacenter = inv(Xcenter'*Xcenter)*Xcenter' * lnkmeas;
data = [1./Tmeas, lnkmeas(:,1)];
nplot = 20;
Tplot = linspace(Tmin,Tmax,nplot)';
Xplot = [ones(nplot,1) -1./Tplot + 1/mean(Tmeas)];
lnkfit= Xplot*thetacenter;
residual = lnkmeas-Xcenter*thetacenter;
fit   = [1./Tplot, lnkfit];
plot (fit(:,1), fit(:,2), data(:,1), data(:,2), '+');
title ('Figure 9.13')

Data files

parestonedata.rdat