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An improved RBF neural network approach to nonlinear curve fitting
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Brijesh Verma, Minmei LiMinmei Li
This article presents a new framework for fitting measured scientific data to a simple empirical formula by introducing an additional linear neuron to the standard Gaussian kernel radial basis function (RBF) neural networks. The proposed method is first used to evaluate two benchmark datasets (Preschool boy and titanium heat) and then is applied to fit a set of stopping power data (MeV energetic carbon projectiles in elemental target materials C, Al, Si, Ti, Ni, Cu, Ag and Au) from high energy physics experiments. Without increasing computational complexity, the proposed approach significantly improves accuracy of fitting. Based on this type RBF neural network, a simple 6-parameter empirical formula is developed for various potential applications in curve fitting and nonlinear regression problems.