Hilfswert

English translation: coefficient

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German term or phrase:Hilfswert
English translation:coefficient
Entered by: gwolf

13:43 Dec 13, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Hilfswert
context: mathematical (statistics - calculation of the arithmetic mean)

"Für die numerische Berechnung ist es häufig einfacher, anstatt mit xi (Bezeichnung der Einzelwerte) mit

yi = (xi - a) c

zu rechnen, wobei a und c frei zu wählende Hilfswerte, a vorzugsweise in der Nähe des zu schätzenden Mittelwertes, darstellen.

(Note: in these formulas the i's should be italicized and subscripted, and a and c should be italicized)
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 21:19
coefficient
Explanation:

According to DeVries Technical Engineering Dictionary


HTH
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gwolf
Local time: 21:19
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This was a tough one to decide. I think both answers are good, but the points can't be split, so they'll have to go to the answer with the reference. Thanks to both of you again!
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Summary of answers provided
nacoefficient
gwolf
navariable
StefB


  

Answers


2 hrs
variable


Explanation:
you can call it a "variable".


StefB
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4 days
coefficient


Explanation:

According to DeVries Technical Engineering Dictionary


HTH


    DeVries Tech. Dic.
gwolf
Local time: 21:19
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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This was a tough one to decide. I think both answers are good, but the points can't be split, so they'll have to go to the answer with the reference. Thanks to both of you again!
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