The following equation is a function for parameterfitting in the Reed-Frost epidemiological
model, but acquaintance with the model is not a necessity, i just need help in figuring out
how to approximate the parameter q in the following equation:
(sum (from t=0 to n-1) of C(t)C(t+1)q^C(t)/q(1-q^C(t)))-(sum (from t=0 to n-1) of
C(t)S(t+1)/q = 0
where C(t) and S(t) are discrete functions
The equation can also be seen in the following link:
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Matlab and maple are at my disposal.
If you know a method for solving this problem i would be really greatful!
This question is posted in other areas of this forum because i do not know the category of the problem, sorry!