AH2921 Adjustment Theory 6.0 credits

Felteori

Error analysis of geospatial data and adjustment of measurements using the least squares method.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, students should be able to

  • analyze errors  and geospatial data quality
  • carry out calculations of least squares adjustment
  • use theoretical insights of errors in designing and planning of practical surveying work

Course main content

  • Types and characteristics of errors. Standard errors and weights. Error propagation.
  • Error curve, error ellipse and error ellipsoid
  • Statistical distributions. Confidence intervals. Regression and variance analysis.
  • Least squares principle. Condition adjustment. Linearization of non-linear conditions.
  • Adjutsment by elements. Linearization of non-linear observation equations.
  • Observation equations of common geodetic measurements.
  • Other adjustment models.

Disposition

Lectures:      20 h

Laboration:   52 h

Eligibility

For single course students:

  • A completed Bachelor of Science in Engineering or 180 credits academic studies in the field of Technical Science, Economics or Planning and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

For program students:

  • AH1816 Geodetic Surveying or equivalent

Prerequisites

For single course students:

  • A completed Bachelor of Science in Engineering or 180 credits academic studies in the field of Technical Science, Economics or Planning and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

For program students:

  • AH1816 Geodetic Surveying or equivalent

Literature

Fan (1997). Theory of errors and least squares adjustment. KTH.

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0, grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

TEN1 -  Written exam, 3,0 p, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

LAB1 - Laboratory works, 3,0 p, grading scale: P, F

Offered by

ABE/Geoinformatics

Contact

Huaan Fan, huaan.fan@abe.kth.se, 08-790 7340

Examiner

Huaan Fan, huaan.fan@abe.kth.se, 08-790 7340

Add-on studies

AH2917 Advanced theory of errors

Version

Course plan valid from: Autumn 10.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 08.