2008

The Uncertainty in Physical Measurements

An Introduction to Data Analysis in the Physics Laboratory

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ISBN: 978-0-387-78649-0 (Print) 978-0-387-78650-6 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-10

  2. Measurements and Uncertainty

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 2-11

      Physical Quantities

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      Pages 12-24

      Measurement Units

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      Pages 25-42

      Measuring Instruments

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 43-73

      Uncertainty in Direct Measurements

  3. Probability and Statistics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 74-74

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      Pages 75-93

      Basic Probability Concepts

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      Pages 94-133

      Distributions of Random Variables

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      Pages 134-147

      Statistical Tools

  4. Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 148-148

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 149-162

      Uncertainty in Indirect Measurements

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      Pages 163-170

      Confidence Levels

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      Pages 171-186

      Correlation of Physical Quantities

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      Pages 187-198

      The Chi Square Test

  5. Appendices

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

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      Pages 200-210

      Presentation of Experimental Data

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      Pages 211-218

      Systems of Units

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      Pages 219-230

      Tables

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      Pages 231-246

      Mathematical Complements

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      Pages 247-273

      Experiments

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 1-7