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Main Title An introduction to error analysis : the study of uncertainties in physical measurements /
Author Taylor, John R.
Publisher University Science Books,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 34150960
ISBN 0935702423 (cloth : acid-free paper); 9780935702422 (cloth : acid-free paper); 093570275X (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780935702750 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Subjects Physical measurements. ; Error analysis (Mathematics) ; Mathematical physics. ; Analise de erros ; Fisica matematica ; Foutenleer. ; Meetmethoden. ; Natuurkunde.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJDM  QC39.T4 1997 OASQA Library/Fort Meade,MD 09/17/2012
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xvii, 327 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299) and index.
Contents Notes
Preliminary description of error analysis -- How to report and use uncertainties -- Propagation of uncertainties -- Statistical analysis of random uncertainties -- The normal distribution -- Rejection of data -- Weighted averages -- Least-squares fitting -- Covariance and correlation -- The binomial distribution -- The Poisson distribution -- The Chi-squared test for a distribution. This text by John Taylor introduces the study of uncertainties to lower division science students. Assuming no prior knowledge, the author introduces error analysis through the use of familiar examples ranging from carpentry to well-known historic experiments. Pertinent worked examples, simple exercises throughout the text, and numerous chapter-ending problems combine to make the book ideal for use in physics, chemistry, and engineering lab courses.