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Measurements and their uncertainties : a practical guide to modern error analysis

Author: Ifan Hughes; Thomas P A Hase
Publisher: Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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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 graphic illustrations. In contrast to traditional mathematical treatments it uses a combination of spreadsheet and calculus-based approaches,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ifan Hughes; Thomas P A Hase
ISBN: 9780199566327 0199566321 9780199566334 019956633X
OCLC Number: 559786018
Description: xiii, 136 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 Errors in the physical sciences; 2 Random errors in measurements; 3 Uncertainties as probabilities; 4 Error propagation; 5 Data visualisation and reduction; 6 Least-squares fitting of complex functions; 7 Computer minimisation and the error matrix; 8 Hypothesis testing --
how good are our models?; 9 Topics for further study; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ifan G. Hughes, Thomas P.A. Hase.

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