Practical Statistics for Astronomers / Edition 1

Practical Statistics for Astronomers / Edition 1

by J. V. Wall, C. R. Jenkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521456169

ISBN-13: 9780521456166

Pub. Date: 11/30/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Presenting the most relevant statistical and probabilistic technology in observational astronomy, this practical handbook covers classical parametric and non-parametric methods. There is also, however, a strong emphasis on Bayesian solutions and the importance of probability in experimental inference. The book contains many solved examples, and includes over fifty

Overview

Presenting the most relevant statistical and probabilistic technology in observational astronomy, this practical handbook covers classical parametric and non-parametric methods. There is also, however, a strong emphasis on Bayesian solutions and the importance of probability in experimental inference. The book contains many solved examples, and includes over fifty problems, with solutions available on the web via http://books.cambridge.org/0521454166.htm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521456166
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2003
Series:
Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers Series, #3
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Decision; 2. Probability; 3. Statistics and expectations; 4. Correlation and association; 5. Hypothesis testing; 6. Data modelling: parameter-estimation; 7. Detection and surveys; 8. Sequential data - 1D statistics; 9. Surface distribution - 2D statistics; Appendices.

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