Between Certainty and Uncertainty: Statistics and Probability in Five Units with Notes on Historical Origins and Illustrative Numerical Examples - Intelligent Systems Reference Library 31 (Hardback)
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Between Certainty and Uncertainty: Statistics and Probability in Five Units with Notes on Historical Origins and Illustrative Numerical Examples - Intelligent Systems Reference Library 31 (Hardback)

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"Between Certainty & Uncertainty" is a one-of-a-kind short course on statistics for students, engineers and researchers. It is a fascinating introduction to statistics and probability with notes on historical origins and 80 illustrative numerical examples organized in the five units:

* Chapter 1 Descriptive Statistics: Compressing small samples, basic averages - mean and variance, their main properties including God's proof; linear transformations and z-scored statistics .

* Chapter 2 Grouped data: Udny Yule's concept of qualitative and quantitative variables. Grouping these two kinds of data. Graphical tools. Combinatorial rules and qualitative variables. Designing frequency histogram. Direct and coded evaluation of quantitative data. Significance of percentiles.

* Chapter 3 Regression and correlation: Geometrical distance and equivalent distances in two orthogonal directions as a prerequisite to the concept of two regression lines. Misleading in interpreting two regression lines. Derivation of the two regression lines. Was Hubble right? Houbolt's cloud. What in fact measures the correlation coefficient?

* Chapter 4 Binomial distribution: Middle ages origins of the binomials; figurate numbers and combinatorial rules. Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle. Bernoulli's or Poisson Trials? John Arbuthnot curing binomials. How Newton taught S. Pepys probability. Jacob Bernoulli's Weak Law of Large Numbers and others.

* Chapter 5 Normal distribution and binomial heritage - Tables of the normal distribution. Abraham de Moivre and the second theorem of de Moivre-Laplace.

* Chapter 1 Descriptive Statistics: Compressing small samples, basic averages - mean and variance, their main properties including God's proof; linear transformations and z-scored statistics .

* Chapter 2 Grouped data: Udny Yule's concept of qualitative and quantitative variables. Grouping these two kinds of data. Graphical tools. Combinatorial rules and qualitative variables. Designing frequency histogram. Direct and coded evaluation of quantitative data. Significance of percentiles.

* Chapter 3 Regression and correlation: Geometrical distance and equivalent distances in two orthogonal directions as a prerequisite to the concept of two regression lines. Misleading in interpreting two regression lines. Derivation of the two regression lines. Was Hubble right? Houbolt's cloud. What in fact measures the correlation coefficient?

* Chapter 4 Binomial distribution: Middle ages origins of the binomials; figurate numbers and combinatorial rules. Pascal's Arithmetical Triangle. Bernoulli's or Poisson Trials? John Arbuthnot curing binomials. How Newton taught S. Pepys probability. Jacob Bernoulli's Weak Law of Large Numbers and others.

* Chapter 5 Normal distribution and binomial heritage - Tables of the normal distribution. Abraham de Moivre and the second theorem of de Moivre-Laplace.

* Chapter 5 Normal distribution and binomial heritage - Tables of the normal distribution. Abraham de Moivre and the second theorem of de Moivre-Laplace.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642256967
Number of pages: 318
Weight: 654 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.


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"This Volume 31 from the Intelligent Systems Reference Library describes certain aspects of statistics and probability in five chapters (units) with notes on historical origins and illustrative numerical examples. ... At the end, the volume has about 100 references and a 4-page index. For the researcher interested in historical aspects, this volume is a welcome addition." (T. J. Rao, zbMATH, Vol. 1366.62003, 2017)

"The first half of the book presents individual topics in an expository way. ... In the second half of the book, the author poses problems, some classical, to illustrate concepts. Full solutions with graphics and discussion are given. ... Summing Up: Recommended. ... Researchers/faculty interested in the history of probability and statistics." (W. R. Lee, Choice, Vol. 50 (10), June, 2013)

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