Analysis and Presentation of Experimental Results

With Examples, Problems and Programs

  • Costas Christodoulides
  • George Christodoulides

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 1-37
  3. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 39-56
  4. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 57-75
  5. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 77-121
  6. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 123-136
  7. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 137-162
  8. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 163-214
  9. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 215-238
  10. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 239-289
  11. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 291-300
  12. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 301-375
  13. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 377-447
  14. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 449-471
  15. Costas Christodoulides, George Christodoulides
    Pages 473-505
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 507-526

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended as a guide to the analysis and presentation of experimental results. It develops various techniques for the numerical processing of experimental data, using basic statistical methods and the theory of errors. After presenting basic theoretical concepts, the book describes the methods by which the results can be presented, both numerically and graphically. 

The book is divided into three parts, of roughly equal length, addressing the theory, the analysis of data, and the presentation of results. Examples are given and problems are solved using the Excel, Origin, Python and R software packages. In addition, programs in all four languages are made available to readers, allowing them to use them in analyzing and presenting the results of their own experiments. Subjects are treated at a level appropriate for undergraduate students in the natural sciences, but this book should also appeal to anyone whose work involves dealing with experimental results.

Keywords

binomial distribution Bernoulli distribution Poisson distribution Gaussian distribution error propagation least squares fit central limit theorem dimensional analysis international measurement system standard deviation standard deviation of the mean mean value normal distribution joint probability density written report of an experiment Chauvenet's criterion

Authors and affiliations

  • Costas Christodoulides
    • 1
  • George Christodoulides
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsProfessor Emeritus, School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens Zografou, AthensGreece
  2. 2.Postdoctoral Research Fellow (FRS-FNRS), Centre Valibel, Institute for Language and Communication Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53345-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53344-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53345-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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