Data Analysis: Statistical and Computational Methods for Scientists and Engineers

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 14, 2014 - Science - 523 pages

The fourth edition of this successful textbook presents a comprehensive introduction to statistical and numerical methods for the evaluation of empirical and experimental data. Equal weight is given to statistical theory and practical problems. The concise mathematical treatment of the subject matter is illustrated by many examples and for the present edition a library of Java programs has been developed. It comprises methods of numerical data analysis and graphical representation as well as many example programs and solutions to programming problems.

The book is conceived both as an introduction and as a work of reference. In particular it addresses itself to students, scientists and practitioners in science and engineering as a help in the analysis of their data in laboratory courses, in working for bachelor or master degrees, in thesis work, and in research and professional work.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Probabilities
7
Distributions
15
The MonteCarlo Method
41
5 Some Important Distributions and Theorems
69
6 Samples
109
7 The Method of Maximum Likelihood
153
8 Testing Statistical Hypotheses
175
Literature
341
A Matrix Calculations
347
B Combinatorics
404
C Formulas and Methods for the Computation of StatisticalFunctions
409
Methodsand Programs for Their Computation
415
E Utility Programs
425
F The Graphics Class DatanGraphics
431
G Problems Hints and Solutions and Programming Problems
447

9 The Method of Least Squares
209
10 Function Minimization
267
11 Analysis of Variance
307
12 Linear and Polynomial Regression
321
13 Time Series Analysis
331
H Collection of Formulas
487
I Statistical Tables
502
List of Computer Programs
515
Index
517
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Siegmund Brandt is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Siegen. With his group he worked on experiments in elementary-particle physics at the research centers DESY in Hamburg and CERN in Geneva in which the analysis of the experimental data plays an important role. He is author or coauthor of textbooks which have appeared in ten languages.

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