# Real-Time Exponential Curve Fits Using Discrete Calculus

## TBMG-8453

## 09/01/2010

- Content
An improved solution for curve fitting data to an exponential equation (y = AeBt + C) has been developed. This improvement is in four areas — speed, stability, determinant processing time, and the removal of limits. The solution presented avoids iterative techniques and their stability errors by using three mathematical ideas: discrete calculus, a special relationship (between exponential curves and the Mean Value Theorem for Derivatives), and a simple linear curve fit algorithm. This method can also be applied to fitting data to the general power law equation y=AxB +C and the general geometric growth equation y=AkBt +C.

- Citation
- "Real-Time Exponential Curve Fits Using Discrete Calculus," Mobility Engineering, September 1, 2010.