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A Handbook of Numerical and Statistical Techniques : With Examples Mainly from the Life Sciences - J. H. Pollard

A Handbook of Numerical and Statistical Techniques

With Examples Mainly from the Life Sciences

Paperback Published: 28th January 1980
ISBN: 9780521297509
Number Of Pages: 368

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This handbook is designed for experimental scientists, particularly those in the life sciences. It is for the non-specialist, and although it assumes only a little knowledge of statistics and mathematics, those with a deeper understanding will also find it useful. The book is directed at the scientist who wishes to solve his numerical and statistical problems on a programmable calculator, mini-computer or interactive terminal. The volume is also useful for the user of full-scale computer systems in that it describes how the large computer solves numerical and statistical problems. The book is divided into three parts. Part I deals with numerical techniques and Part II with statistical techniques. Part III is devoted to the method of least squares which can be regarded as both a statistical and numerical method. The handbook shows clearly how each calculation is performed. Each technique is illustrated by at least one example and there are worked examples and exercises throughout the volume.

Basic numerical techniques
Errors, mistakes and the arrangement of work
The real roots of non-linear equations
Simple methods for smoothing crude data
The area under a curve
Finite differences, interpolation and numerical differentiation
Some other numerical techniques
Basic Statistical techniques
Probability, statistical distributions and moments
The normal and related distributions
The common discrete distributions
The common discrete distributions
The Pearson system of probability-density functions
Hypothesis testing
Point and interval estimation
Some special statistical techniques
The method of least squares
Simple linear regression and the method of least squares
Curvilinear regression
Multiple linear regression
Non-linear regression
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ISBN: 9780521297509
ISBN-10: 0521297508
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th January 1980
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.54

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