A Practical Guide to Data Analysis for Physical Science Students

A Practical Guide to Data Analysis for Physical Science Students by Louis Lyons

Title: A Practical Guide to Data Analysis for Physical Science Students
Author: Louis Lyons
ISBN10: 0521424631
ISBN13: 978-0415481519
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 29, 1991)
Language: English
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
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Pages: 112 pages
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A Practical Guide to Data Analysis for Physical Science Students by Louis Lyons


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This textbook is intended for undergraduates who are carrying out laboratory experiments in the physical sciences for the first time. It is a practical guide on how to analyze data and estimate errors. The necessary formulas for performing calculations are given, and the ideas behind them are explained, although this is not a formal text on statistics. Specific examples are worked through step by step in the text. Emphasis is placed on the need to think about whether a calculated error is sensible. Students should take this book with them to the laboratory, and the format is intended to make this convenient. The book will provide the necessary understanding of what is involved, should inspire confidence in the method of estimating errors, and enable numerical calculations without too much effort.