*A Guide to the Use of Statistical Methods in the Physical Sciences*

Author: R. J. Barlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471922957

Category: Science

Page: 204

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The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F.Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E.Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. ThomsonStatistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism SecondEdition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. BarlowSolid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. HallQuantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R.Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars Second Edition A.C.Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. BarnettWritten by a physicist, Statistics is tailored to the needs ofphysical scientists, containing and explaining all they need toknow. It concentrates on parameter estimation, especially themethods of Least Squares and Maximum Likelihood, but othertechniques, such as hypothesis testing, Bayesian statistics andnon-parametric methods are also included. Intended for reasonablynumerate scientists it contains all the basic formulae, theirderivations and applications, together with some more advancedones. Statistics features: * Comprehensive coverage of the essential techniques physicalscientists are likely to need. * A wealth of examples, and problems with their answers. * Flexible structure and organisation allows it to be used as acourse text and a reference. * A review of the basics, so that little prior knowledge isrequired.