Data reduction and error analysis for the physical sciences

Front Cover
McGraw-Hill, 2003 - Mathematics - 320 pages
3 Reviews
The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to the concepts of statistical analysis of data for students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and to provide tools for data reduction and error analysis commonly required in the physical sciences. The presentation is developed from a practical point of view, including enough derivation to justify the results, but emphasizing methods of handling data more than theory. The text provides a variety of numerical and graphical techniques. Computer programs that support these techniques will be available on an accompanying website in both Fortran and C++.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This book is one of the few I've found in which the finer details of error analysis and statistics aren't "swept under the rug." It's an excellent book, and I've used it countless times since my first year as a Physics major.


Probability Distributions
Error Analysis
Estimates of Mean and Errors

19 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases