Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Forensic ScienceThis text is an accessible, studentfriendly introduction to the wide range of mathematical and statistical tools needed by the forensic scientist in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of experimental measurements. From a basis of high school mathematics, the book develops essential quantitative analysis techniques within the context of a broad range of forensic applications. This clearly structured text focuses on developing core mathematical skills together with an understanding of the calculations associated with the analysis of experimental work, including an emphasis on the use of graphs and the evaluation of uncertainties. Through a broad study of probability and statistics, the reader is led ultimately to the use of Bayesian approaches to the evaluation of evidence within the court. In every section, forensic applications such as ballistics trajectories, postmortem cooling, aspects of forensic pharmacokinetics, the matching of glass evidence, the formation of bloodstains and the interpretation of DNA profiles are discussed and examples of calculations are worked through. In every chapter there are numerous selfassessment problems to aid student learning. Its broad scope and forensically focused coverage make this book an essential text for students embarking on any degree course in forensic science or forensic analysis, as well as an invaluable reference for postgraduate students and forensic professionals. Key features:

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Contents
Functions formulae and equations  
The exponential andlogarithmic functions and their applications  
Trigonometric methodsin forensic science 4 1 Pythagorasstheorem  
Statistics and the significance ofevidence 11 1 A casestudyin the interpretation  
References  
Answers to selfassessment exercises andproblems Chapter 1  
The definitions of nonSI units and their  