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Main Title Data analysis for scientists and engineers /
Author Meyer, Stuart L.,
Publisher Wiley,
Year Published 1975
OCLC Number 00903034
ISBN 0471599956; 9780471599951
Subjects Mathematical statistics ; Probabilities ; Statistique mathâematique ; Analyse des donnâees ; Datenauswertung ; Experimentauswertung ; Ingenieur ; Wissenschaftler
Additional Subjects Mathematical statistics ; Probabilities
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  QA276.M437 1975 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 05/04/2005
EJBM  QA276.M437 1975 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/12/2015
EJDM  QA276.M437 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 07/17/1998
EKBM  QA276.M437 1975 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 01/01/1988
ELBM  QA276.M437 1975 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/01/1988
EMBM  QA276.M437 1975 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 03/04/1994
Collation 513 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-504) and index.
Contents Notes
pt. I. Introduction to scientific measurement. The meaning of measurement -- The conduct of an experimental investigation -- The scientific report -- Procedure in a laboratory and the laboratory notebook -- Experimental errors -- Rejection of data: Chauvenet's criterion and its dangers -- The philosophy of sampling and the definition of statistical concepts -- Discussion of the analysis of samples -- Discussion of discrete and continuous frequency distributions and histograms -- Propagation of error and least squares -- pt. II. Introduction to graphical techniques and curve fitting. Display graphs -- Correlation graphs -- Graphs relating more than two variables -- Straight-line graphs and fitting -- Reduction to straight-line graphs -- Calculating charts -- pt. III. Probability. The meaning of probability -- Some arithmetic on combinations and permutations -- Event calculus--the logic of probability -- Joint probability distributions and functions of random variables -- Geometrical probability, random numbers, and Monte Carlo experiments -- pt. IV. Some probability distributions and applications. The binomial distribution -- The hypergeometric distribution -- The Poisson distribution -- The Gaussian or normal distribution -- The chi-square distribution -- Student's t distribution -- Miscellaneous other probability distributions and examples -- pt. V. Statistical inference. Estimation -- Estimation and the method of maximum likelihood -- Hypothesis testing and significance -- Chi-square minimization methods -- Least-squares methods; curve fitting.