Advanced Texts in Physics

Bayesian Inference

Parameter Estimation and Decisions

Authors: Harney, Hanns Ludwig

  • Brings a basic introduction for advanced undergraduates and graduates
  • With applications to physics
  • Works also w/o thorough knowledge of quantum mechanics
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Filling a longstanding need in the physical sciences, Bayesian Inference offers the first basic introduction for advanced undergraduates and graduates in the physical sciences. This text and reference generalizes Gaussian error intervals to situations in which the data follow distributions other than Gaussian. This usually occurs in frontier science because the observed parameter is barely above the background or the histogram of multiparametric data contains many empty bins. In this case, the determination of the validity of a theory cannot be based on the chi-squared-criterion. In addition to the solutions of practical problems, this approach provides an epistemic insight: the logic of quantum mechanics is obtained as the logic of unbiased inference from counting data. Requiring no knowledge of quantum mechanics, the text is written on introductory level, with many examples and exercises, for physicists planning to, or working in, fields such as medical physics, nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, and chaos.

 

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"The book under review combines features of a textbook and a monograph. … Arguments are presented as explicitly as possible with the aid of appendices … . There are numerous examples and illustrations, often taken from physics research. Problems are posed and their solutions are provided." (Joseph Melamed, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1019, 2003)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bayesian Inference
Book Subtitle
Parameter Estimation and Decisions
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Texts in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06006-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06006-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05577-5
Series ISSN
1439-2674
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 263
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