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A certain uncertainty: nature's random ways

By: Silverman, Mark P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2014Description: xvi, 617 p.ISBN: 9781107032811 .Subject(s): Statistical physics | Mathematical physics | ScienceDDC classification: 530.1595 Summary: Based around a series of real-life scenarios, this engaging introduction to statistical reasoning will teach you how to apply powerful statistical, qualitative and probabilistic tools in a technical context. From analysis of electricity bills, baseball statistics, and stock market fluctuations, through to profound questions about physics of fermions and bosons, decaying nuclei, and climate change, each chapter introduces relevant physical, statistical and mathematical principles step-by-step in an engaging narrative style, helping to develop practical proficiency in the use of probability and statistical reasoning. With numerous illustrations making it easy to focus on the most important information, this insightful book is perfect for students and researchers of any discipline interested in the interwoven tapestry of probability, statistics, and physics. Abstract mathematical and physical topics are presented in the context of real-world physical problems, making it easier to understand � and remember � key techniques Common pitfalls in statistical reasoning are identified, along with ways to avoid themStep-by-step instructions and ample mathematical and scientific background make this a perfect tool for self-study.(http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/physics/statistical-physics/certain-uncertainty-natures-random-ways)
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Based around a series of real-life scenarios, this engaging introduction to statistical reasoning will teach you how to apply powerful statistical, qualitative and probabilistic tools in a technical context. From analysis of electricity bills, baseball statistics, and stock market fluctuations, through to profound questions about physics of fermions and bosons, decaying nuclei, and climate change, each chapter introduces relevant physical, statistical and mathematical principles step-by-step in an engaging narrative style, helping to develop practical proficiency in the use of probability and statistical reasoning. With numerous illustrations making it easy to focus on the most important information, this insightful book is perfect for students and researchers of any discipline interested in the interwoven tapestry of probability, statistics, and physics.
Abstract mathematical and physical topics are presented in the context of real-world physical problems, making it easier to understand � and remember � key techniques
Common pitfalls in statistical reasoning are identified, along with ways to avoid themStep-by-step instructions and ample mathematical and scientific background make this a perfect tool for self-study.(http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/physics/statistical-physics/certain-uncertainty-natures-random-ways)

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