Degrees of freedom

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Degrees of freedom can mean:
  • Degrees of freedom (mechanics), independent displacements and/or rotations that specify the orientation of the body or system
  • Degrees of freedom (physics and chemistry)
    Degrees of freedom (physics and chemistry)
    A degree of freedom is an independent physical parameter, often called a dimension, in the formal description of the state of a physical system...

    , a term used in explaining dependence on parameters, or the dimensions of a phase space
  • Degrees of freedom (statistics)
    Degrees of freedom (statistics)
    In statistics, the number of degrees of freedom is the number of values in the final calculation of a statistic that are free to vary.Estimates of statistical parameters can be based upon different amounts of information or data. The number of independent pieces of information that go into the...

    , the number of values in the final calculation of a statistic that are free to vary