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Measurements and their Uncertainties: A practical guide to modern error analysis

Measurements and their Uncertainties: A practical guide to modern error analysis (Paperback)

By Hughes, Ifan
By Hase, Thomas

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This hands-on guide is primarily intended to be used in undergraduate laboratories in the physical sciences and engineering. It assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. It introduces the necessary concepts where needed, with key points illustrated with worked examples and graphi...c illustrations. In contrast to traditional mathematical treatments it uses a combination of spreadsheet and calculus-based approaches, suitable as a quick and easy on-the-spot reference. The emphasis throughout is on practical strategies to be adopted in the laboratory. Error analysis is introduced at a level accessible to school leavers, and carried through to research level. Error calculation and propagation is presented though a series of rules-of-thumb, look-up tables and approaches amenable to computer analysis. The general approach uses the chi-square statistic extensively. Particular attention is given to hypothesis testing and extraction of parameters and their uncertainties by fitting mathematical models to experimental data. Routines implemented by most contemporary data analysis packages are analysed and explained. The book finishes with a discussion of advanced fitting strategies and an introduction to Bayesian analysis.
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ISBN 9780199566334
Released NZ 27 Jul 2010
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780199566334
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 27 Jul 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Hughes, Ifan
By Hase, Thomas
Category Calculus Of Variations
Applied Mathematics
Scientific Standards
Statistical Physics
Physical Chemistry
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 247mm
Spine: 9mm
Dewey Code 511.43
Weight 354g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Error analysis (Mathematics)
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education