Least Squares & Network Analysis

Subject 451-206 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 451-208 Computational Methods in Geomatics
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Upon completion of this subject, students should have a basic understanding of the theory of least squares estimation and should be able to confidently apply this knoweldge to the solution of simple adjustment and estimation problems in the spatial sciences. Furthermore, this subject will provide an introduction to the design, adjustment and analysis of survey networks by application of least squares techniques.

Content of subject includes:

  • review of error theory

  • propagation of variances

  • testing for measurement outliers

  • review of matrix operations

  • understanding variance matrices

  • observation equations

  • linearisation of non-linear functions

  • the least squares algorithm

  • testing least squares adjustments

  • interpreting results

  • network adjustment in theory and practice

Assessment: One 3-hour written examination at the end of semester (50%). Eight weekly written assignments, each worth 4.8%. One 1-hour class test in week 8 (10%). Students must achieve a grade of at least 50% in the examination in order to pass this subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering & Bach of Planning & Design(Prop&Const)
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Information Systems
Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma in Geomatics Science

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