Schaum's Outline of Statistics

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 21, 1999 - Mathematics - 512 pages
This Schaum's Study Guide is the perfect tool for getting a handle on statistics. Fully stocked with solved problems—508 of them—it shows you how to work problems that may not have been fully explained in class. Plus you get 694 additional problems to use for practice, with answers at the back of the book. Ideal for independent study, brushup before exams, or preparation for professional tests, this Schaum's guide is clear, complete, and well-organized. It even prepares you for computer solutions of statistical problems, fully explaining the use of Minitab, the most popular statistical software. It's the perfect supplement for any course in statistics, and a super helper for the math-challenged.

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Variables and Graphs
Frequency Distributions
The Mean Median Mode and Other Measures
The Standard Deviation and Other Measures
Moments Skewness and Kurtosis
Elementary Probability Theory
The Binomial Normal and Poisson Distributions
Elementary Sampling Theory
Curve Fitting and the Method of Least Squares
Correlation Theory
Multiple and Partial Correlation
Analysis of Variance
Nonparametric tests
Analysis of Time Series
Statistical Process Control and Process Capability
Answers to Supplementary Problems

Statistical Estimation Theory
Statistical Decision Theory
Small Sampling Theory
The ChiSquare Test
Ordinates Y of the Standard Normal Curve at z
FourPlace Common Logarithms

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Page 89 - The degree to which numerical data tend to spread about an average value is called the variation or dispersion of the data.
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Page 89 - Range The range of a set of numbers is the difference between the largest and the smallest numbers.
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Page 4 - ... x is called the independent variable, and y is called the dependent variable. The symbol /(*), which is read "/of x," is often used instead of y to represent the range value of the function.
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About the author (1999)

Murray Speigel, Ph.D., was Former Professor and Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford Graduate Center.

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