A Guide to the Use of Statistical Methods in the Physical Sciences

Author: R. J. Barlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118723236

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F. Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E. Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. Thomson Statistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism Second Edition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. Barlow Solid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. Hall Quantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R. Martin and G. Shaw The Physics of Stars Second Edition A.C. Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. Barnett Written by a physicist, Statistics is tailored to the needs of physical scientists, containing and explaining all they need to know. It concentrates on parameter estimation, especially the methods of Least Squares and Maximum Likelihood, but other techniques, such as hypothesis testing, Bayesian statistics and non-parametric methods are also included. Intended for reasonably numerate scientists it contains all the basic formulae, their derivations and applications, together with some more advanced ones. Statistics features: * Comprehensive coverage of the essential techniques physical scientists are likely to need. * A wealth of examples, and problems with their answers. * Flexible structure and organisation allows it to be used as a course text and a reference. * A review of the basics, so that little prior knowledge is required.

Statistische und numerische Methoden der Datenanalyse

Author: Volker Blobel,Erich Lohrmann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663056902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 358

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Der Umfang des Datenmaterials in Wissenschaft und Technik nimmt immer schneller zu; seine Auswertung und Beurteilung erweisen sich zunehmend als die eigentliche Schwierigkeit bei vielen wichtigen Problemen. Dem steht zwar ein bisher ungebrochenes Anwachsen von Rechnerleistung und die zunehmende Verfügbarkeit mächtiger Algorithmen gegenüber, aber es ist oft nicht einfach, von diesen Hilfsmitteln den richtigen und professionellen Gebrauch zu machen. Dieses Buch, entstanden aus der Praxis der Verarbeitung großer Datenmengen, will eine Einführung und Hilfe auf diesem Gebiet geben.

Techniques and Concepts of High-Energy Physics IX

Author: Thomas Ferbel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461559634

Category: Science

Page: 539

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The ninth Advanced Study Institute (AS!) on Techniques and Concepts of High Energy Physics was almost canceled before ifbegan! A certain visitor to the area (Hurricane Bertha) arrived unexpectedly early in 1996. It was the first hur ricane in memory to menace the Caribbean in early July! Fortunately, it passed St. Croix several days before our meeting, and left very little damage. (The Altar ellis survived the eye of the storm in the in the British West Islands!) The meeting was held once again at the hotel on the Cay, on that spec of land in the harbor ofChrirtiansted, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. After the first two days of, at times, outrageous downpour, the 71 participants from 26 coun tries began to relax and enjoy the lectures and the lovely surroundings of the In stitute. The primary support for the meeting was provided by the ~cientific Affairs Division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The ASI was cosponsored by the U. S. department of Energy, by the Fermi National Accelera tor Laboratory (Fermi-lab), by the U. S. National Science Foundation, and by the University of Rochester. In addition, the International Science Foundation con tributed to the support of a participant from Russia. As in the case of the previous ASIs, the scientific program was designed for advanced graduate students and recent Ph. D. recipients in experimental parti cle physics.

British Book News

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy IV

Proceedings of a Conference Held at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA, 12-15 June 2006

Author: Gutti Jogesh Babu,Eric D. Feigelson

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: 9781583812402

Category: Science

Page: 448

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"This is the fourth in a series of international conferences for the vanguard of researchers in the cross-disciplinary field of astrostatistics. Both astronomical and statistical communities now recognize the wide array of fascinating methodological issues faced by the modern astronomer. Ranging from terabyte wide-field surveys to small-N samples, from cosmology to the search for Earth-like planets, astronomical research can no longer be pursued with a small toolbox of familiar statistical methods. Over thirty distinguished scholars from both fields presented invited talks and commentaries on leading problems in astrostatistics. The methodological challenges of inferring cosmological insights from the cosmic microwave background fluctuations, the distribution of galaxies in space, gravitational lensing, and galaxy structure wre describe in detail. Time series analysis is discussed in a variety of contexts: sparse Poisson data, multiply-periodic systems, gravitational wave detection, and most dramatically in the search for extrasolar planets. Here sophisticated Bayesian model selection with MCMC computations plays a critical role. Other topics covered include image processing, analysis of mega-datasets from large surveys, and small-N problems in both astronomy and particle physics. The volume ends with cross-disciplinary overviews and software tutorials. The book will be valuable to graduate students and researchers in both astronomy and statistics who seek insights into this promising avenue of cross-disciplinary research."--Publisher's website.

Introduction to the Mathematics of Medical Imaging

Author: Charles L. Epstein

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130675484

Category: Mathematics

Page: 739

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This book provides an integrated presentation of mathematics and its application to problems in medical imaging. Key topics include data collection, signal processing and noise analysis. The book should be suitable for self study by a motivated person with a solid mathematical background interested in medical imaging.


Author: I. S. Grant,W. R. Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111872335X

Category: Science

Page: 248

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The Manchester Physics Series General Editors: D. J. Sandiford; F.Mandl; A. C. Phillips Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Manchester Properties of Matter B. H. Flowers and E.Mendoza Optics Second Edition F. G. Smith and J. H. ThomsonStatistical Physics Second Edition F. Mandl Electromagnetism SecondEdition I. S. Grant and W. R. Phillips Statistics R. J. BarlowSolid State Physics Second Edition J. R. Hook and H. E. HallQuantum Mechanics F. Mandl Particle Physics Second Edition B. R.Martin and G. Shaw the Physics of Stars Second Edition A. C.Phillips Computing for Scientists R. J. Barlow and A. R. BarnettElectromagnetism, Second Edition is suitable for a first course inelectromagnetism, whilst also covering many topics frequentlyencountered in later courses. The material has been carefullyarranged and allows for flexi-bility in its use for courses ofdifferent length and structure. A knowledge of calculus and anelementary knowledge of vectors is assumed, but the mathematicalproperties of the differential vector operators are described insufficient detail for an introductory course, and their physicalsignificance in the context of electromagnetism is emphasised. Inthis Second Edition the authors give a fuller treatment of circuitanalysis and include a discussion of the dispersion ofelectromagnetic waves. Electromagnetism, Second Edition features: The application of the laws of electromagnetism to practicalproblems such as the behaviour of antennas, transmission lines andtransformers. Sets of problems at the end of each chapter to help studentunderstanding, with hints and solutions to the problems given atthe end of the book. Optional "starred" sections containing more specialised andadvanced material for the more ambitious reader. An Appendix with a thorough discussion of electromagneticstandards and units. Recommended by many institutions. Electromagnetism. SecondEdition has also been adopted by the Open University as the coursebook for its third level course on electromagnetism.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Mathematik für Ingenieure

Author: Joachim Erven,Dietrich Schwägerl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486707965

Category: Mathematics

Page: 449

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Mathematik - muss das sein? Ja, und mit den Beispielen in diesem Buch macht's sogar Spaß. Denn hier wird Mathematik anhand alltäglicher Probleme erklärt. So lassen sich mathematische Grundlagen darstellen und Methoden und Werkzeuge entwickeln. Die ganze fürs Studium notwendige Mathematik wird anwendbar präsentiert. Zahlreiche Bilder und ausführlich durchgerechnete Beispiele veranschaulichen den Stoff; viele Übungsaufgaben mit Lösungen machen fit für die Prüfung.

Higher Education in the UK.

Students' Guide to Research in UK Universities and Colleges. Research opportunities

Author: Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom,Standing Conference of Principals of Colleges and Institutes of Higher Education,Higher Education Business Enterprises

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781899271108

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 272

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

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Category: American literature

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Moderne Physik

Author: Paul Allen Tipler,Ralph A. Llewellyn

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 9783486582758

Category: Physics

Page: 963

View: 5851

Immer mehr deutsche Hochschulen folgen dem amerikanischen Vorbild und bieten Einführungskurse zur Modernen Physik an. Diese Kurse vermitteln die spannenden Erkenntnisse der Physik der letzten 100 Jahre, die zu bahnbrechenden Veränderungen geführt haben. Das Standardwerk zu diesen Kursen ist "Modern Physics" von Paul A. Tipler, Autor des berühmten Werkes "Physik", und Ralph A. Llewellyn. Die Autoren zeigen, dass man ein tief gehendes Verständnis der Modernen Physik vermitteln kann, ohne einen schwerfälligen mathematischen Apparat bemühen zu müssen. Mit über 500 Abbildungen, Zitaten berühmter Physiker sowie mit ca. 700 sorgfältig ausgewählten Übungsaufgaben und über das Internet zugänglichen Ergänzungen wurde "Modern Physics" in den USA zu einem der beliebtesten Lehrbücher zu diesem Thema.

Books in Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.


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