Questions about parameter estimation. Estimation theory is a branch of statistics that deals with estimating the values of parameters based on measured/empirical data that has a random component. (Def: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estimation_theory)

Questions about parameter estimation. Estimation theory is a branch of statistics that deals with estimating the values of parameters based on measured/empirical data that has a random component. Reference: Wikipedia.

The parameters describe an underlying physical setting in such a way that their value affects the distribution of the measured data. An estimator attempts to approximate the unknown parameters using the measurements.