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  • Volume 2016

    A Note on Some Growth Curves Arising from Box Cox Transformation
    (International Journal of Engineering Works)

    Vol. 3, Issue 6, PP. 47-51, June 2016
    Keywords: Sigmoidal function, Step function, Hausdorff distance, Box Cox transformation, Lag time

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    Mathematical models of growth have been developed a long period of time. Estimating the lag time in the growth process is a practically important problem. In this note we provide estimates for the one–sided Hausdorff approximation () of the shifted step–function by sigmoidal function arising from Box–Cox transformation. We present a software module (intellectual property) within the programming environment of  CAS Mathematica for analysis of growth curves. Numerical examples, illustrating our results are given, too.


    Nikolay Kyurkchiev,, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 8, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

       Anton Iliev,, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, 24 Tsar Assen Str., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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    Nikolay Kyurkchiev and Anton Iliev, "A Note on Some Growth Curves Arising from Box–Cox Transformation" International Journal of Engineering Works, Vol. 3, Issue 6, PP. 47-51, June 2016. 



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