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Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award

8-2001

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Don Hong, Robert M. Price Jr.

Committee Members

Edith Seier, James Boland

Abstract

This thesis provides a survey study on applications of spline functions to statistics. We start with a brief history of splines. Then, we discuss the application of splines to statistics as they are applied today. Several topics included in the discussion are splines, spline regression, spline smoothing, and estimating the smoothing parameter for spline regression. Also, we give a very brief discussion of multivariate splines in statistics and wavelets in statistics. Both of these topics are currently subjects for continuing research by many mathematicians.

Document Type

Thesis - Campus Only

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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