"Glen Cowan is a particle physicist who seems to have got everything right. Results are stated clearly, without mathematical proof but with enough explanation to satisfy the physicist's need to understand not only how, but also why...Those teaching an advanced undergraduate or graduate course in statistics or physicists will find this a good textbook...Do not be fooled by the fact that it does not have the "textbook look" - the exercises have been made available separately on a Web site. " CERN Courier
" The material presented in this book is dense.In less than two hundred pages, it takes the reader from the basic notions of probability, through neural networks, Monte Carlo methods, and regularization techniques." Short Book Reviews
"I believe the author did an admirable job in presenting a wealth of material in a limited space." -- W. Jason Owen, Technometrics, August 2000, Vol 42, No 3 Noted in Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, Vol LVIII, June 2000, No. 2
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Buchbeschreibung OXFORD UNIV PR Jun 1998, 1998. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 234x156x11 mm. Neuware - This book is a guide to the practical application of statistics to data analysis in the physical sciences. It is primarily addressed at students and professionals who need to draw quantitative conclusions from experimental data. Although most of the examples are taken from particle physics, the material is presented in a sufficiently general way as to be useful to people from most branches of the physical sciences. The first part of the book describes the basic tools of data analysis: concepts of probability and random variables, Monte Carlo techniques, statistical tests, and methods of parameter estimation. The last three chapters then develop more advanced statistical ideas, focusing on interval estimation, characteristic functions, and correcting distributions for the effects of measurement errors (unfolding). 216 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780198501558