Probability, Statistical Optics, and Data Testing

A Problem Solving Approach

  • B. Roy Frieden

Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  16. Back Matter
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About this book


Scientists in optics are increasingly confronted with problems that are of a random nature and that require a working knowledge of probability and statistics for their solution. This textbook develops these subjects within the context of optics using a problem-solving approach. All methods are explicitly derived and can be traced back to three simple axioms given at the outset. Students with some previous exposure to Fourier optics or linear theory will find the material particularly absorbing and easy to understand.
This third edition contains many new applications to optical and physical phenomena. This includes a method of estimating probability laws exactly, by regarding them as laws of physics to be determined using a new variational principle.


Mathematical methods in physics Median Optical information Quantum optics Random variable Regression analysis Statistical optics Statistik Variance Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung best fit image formation and analysis optics probability theory statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • B. Roy Frieden
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  1. 1.Optical Research CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41708-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56699-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0720-678X
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