Experimentation: An Introduction to Measurement Theory and Experiment Design

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Prentice-Hall, 1962 - Physical measurements - 198 pages
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Page 137 - This line is based on the following principle: the most probable value of an observed quantity is such that the sum of the squares of the deviations of the observations from this value is a minimum.
Page 23 - This inflated index of variability can be overcome by taking the square root of the variance. The square root of the variance is called the standard deviation.
Page 179 - Area = / log x dx = x log x — x\ = n log n — n + 1 An approximate estimate of this same area is obtained, however, by the trapezoid formula [cf.

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