Data Analysis with Excel: An Introduction for Physical Scientists

Data Analysis with Excel: An Introduction for Physical Scientists

by Les Kirkup
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521793378

ISBN-13: 9780521793377

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Data analysis is of central importance in the education of scientists. This book offers a compact and readable introduction to techniques relevant to physical science students. The material is thoroughly integrated with the popular and powerful spreadsheet package Excel by Microsoft. Excel features of most relevance to the analysis of experimental data in the physical

Overview

Data analysis is of central importance in the education of scientists. This book offers a compact and readable introduction to techniques relevant to physical science students. The material is thoroughly integrated with the popular and powerful spreadsheet package Excel by Microsoft. Excel features of most relevance to the analysis of experimental data in the physical sciences are dealt with in some detail. Fully worked problems reinforce basic principles. Underlying assumptions and range of applicability of techniques are discussed, though detailed derivations of basic equations are mostly avoided or confined to the appendices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521793377
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction to scientific data analysis; 2. Excel and data analysis; 3. Data distributions I; 4. Data distributions II; 5. Measurement, error and uncertainty; 6. Least squares I; 7. Least squares II; 8. Tests of significance; 9. Data analysis tools in Excel and the Analysis ToolPak; Appendices; References; Index.

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