Practical Statistics for Astronomers
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- J. V. Wall, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO)
- C. R. Jenkins, Schlumberger Cambridge Research Ltd
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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.Read more
- Explains all the non-specialist statistical machinery needed by the practising astronomer
- Includes over fifty problems, with solutions available on the Web
- Written in simple language with a minimum of jargon
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"The book is unusual for its application to astronomy and outstanding for its explanation of basic statistical concepts. Highly recommended." ChoiceSee more reviews
"Interesting and informative if read cover-to-cover; can be easily dipped into for that single must-have piece of information; and is comprehensive within its well-defined remit...The result is a neat little book that's a pleasure to read and a blessing to have handy for reference." Ian D. Howarth
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- Date Published: December 2007
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511251894
- contains: 68 b/w illus. 26 tables 61 exercises
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
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
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