An Introduction to Error Analysis / Edition 2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935702750
  • Publisher: University Science Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 327
  • Sales rank: 192,422
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.03 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Ch. 1 Preliminary Description of Error Analysis 3
Ch. 2 How to Report and Use Uncertainties 13
Ch. 3 Propagation of Uncertainties 45
Ch. 4 Statistical Analysis and Random Uncertainties 93
Ch. 5 The Normal Distribution 121
Ch. 6 Rejection of Data 165
Ch. 7 Weighted Averages 173
Ch. 8 Least-Squares Fitting 181
Ch. 9 Covariance and Correlation 209
Ch. 10 The Binomial Distribution 227
Ch. 11 The Poisson Distribution 245
Ch. 12 The Chi-Squared Test for a Distribution 261
App. A Normal Error Integral, I 286
App. B Normal Error Integral, II 288
App. C Probabilities for Correlation Coefficients 290
App. D Probabilities for Chi Squared 292
App. E Two Proofs Concerning Sample Standard Deviations 294
Bibliography 299
Answers to Quick Checks and Odd-Numbered Problems 301
Index 323
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

    Excellent for ANY Student

    Excellent treatment of uncertainty concepts that are typically handled in only a cursory way in other text. Least-Squares Fitting concepts clear and usable. The only way to improve would be to include spreadsheet implementation of the concepts and a PART III concering distribution analysis. Excellent text - Get it.

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