Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy II

Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy II

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461273608
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/05/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 469
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

1 Pre and Post Least Squares: The Emergence of Robust Estimation.- 2 Some Recent Developments in Bayesian Analysis, with Astronomical Illustrations.- 3 Bayesian Analysis of Lunar Laser Ranging Data.- 4 Modern Statistical Methods for Cosmological Testing.- 5 Comparing Censoring and Random Truncation via Nonparametric Estimation of a Distribution Function.- 6 Astronomical (Heteroscedastic) Measurement Errors: Statistical Issues and Problems.- 7 New Problems and Approaches Related to Large Databases in Astronomy.- 8 Object Classification in Astronomical Images.- 9 Recent Advances in Large-scale Structure Statistics.- 10 Wavelet Transform and Multiscale Vision Models.- 11 Statistical Software, Siftware and Astronomy.- 12 Statistical Issues in the MACHO Project.- 13 LIGO: Identifying Gravitational Waves.- 14 AXAF Data Analysis Challenges.- 15 Statistical Aspects of the Hipparcos Photometric Data.- 16 Application of Wavelet Analysis to the Study of Time-dependent Spectra.- 17 Nonparametric Methods for Time Series and Dynamical Systems.- 18 Quantifying Rapid Variability in Accreting Compact Objects.- 19 Wavelet and Other Multi-resolution Methods for Time Series Analysis.- 20 An Overview of “SCMA II”.- 21 Late-Night Thoughts of a Classical Astronomer.- 22 Algorithms for the Detection of Monochromatic and Stochastic Gravitational Waves.- 23 Statistical Tests for Changing Periods in Sparsely Sampled Data.- 24 Analyzing X-ray Variability by Linear State Space Models.- 25 The Time Interferometer: Spectral Analysis of the Gapped Time Series from the Stand Point of Interferometry.- 26 Structures in Random Fields.- 27 The New ?-CFAR Detector For Astronomical Image Processing.- 28 Bayesian Image Reconstruction with Noise Suppression.- 29 Astronomical Images Restoration by the Multiscale Maximum Entropy Method.- 30 Nested Test for Point Sources.- 31 Segmenting Chromospheric Images with Markov Random Fields.- 32 Analysis of Hipparcos Data in the Orthonormal Wavelet Representation.- 33 Statistical Properties of Wavelet Transforms Applied to X-Ray Source Detection.- 34 Wavelet Based X-Ray Spatial Analysis: Statistical Issues.- 35 Wavelet and Multifractal Analyses of Spatial and Temporal Solar Activity Variations.- 36 Wavelets in Unevenly Spaced Data: OJ 287 light curve.- 37 Wavelet Based Analysis of Cosmic Gamma-Ray Burst Time Series.- 38 Smoothed Nonparametic Density Estimation for Censored or Truncated Samples.- 39 Luminosity and Kinematics: A Maximum Likelihood Algorithm for Exploitation of the Hipparcos Data.- 40 Assessing Statistical Accuracy to the Orbital Elements of Visual Double Stars by Means of Bootstrap.- 41 A Poisson Parable: Bias in Linear Least Squares Estimation.- 42 Neural Network Classification of Stellar Spectra.- 43 Multidimensional Index for Highly Clustered Data with Large Density Contrasts.- 44 Quantitative Morphology of Moderate Redshift Peculiar Galaxies.- 45 Bayesian Inference on Mixed Luminosity Functions.- 46 Stochastic Solutions for the Hipparcos Astrometric Data Merging.- 47 Identification of Nonlinear Factors in Cosmic Gamma-ray Bursts.- 48 Statistical Challenges in Asteroid Dynamics.- 49 Brief Annotated Bibliography on Point Processes.- 50 Testing the Hubble Law from Magnitude-Redshift Data of Field Galaxies: The Effect of the Shape of the Luminosity Function.

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