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Dealing with Uncertainties

A Guide to Error Analysis

Authors: Drosg, Manfred

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Dealing with Uncertainties proposes and explains a new approach for the analysis of uncertainties. Firstly, it is shown that uncertainties are the consequence of modern science rather than of measurements. Secondly, it stresses the importance of the deductive approach to uncertainties. This perspective has the potential of dealing with the uncertainty of a single data point and of data of a set having differing weights. Both cases cannot be dealt with the inductive approach, which is usually taken. This innovative monograph also fully covers both uncorrelated and correlated uncertainties. The weakness of using statistical weights in regression analysis is discussed. Abundant examples are given for correlation in and between data sets and for the feedback of uncertainties on experiment design.

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From the reviews:

"Drosg … emphasizes that uncertainties should not always be viewed as indication of errors but, rather, be embraced by the fact that they will always exist in science and therefore are required to be addressed like any other numbers or data utilized in the study of applied mathematics or science. Drosg has vast experience in nuclear physics and electronics, as is evident from the numerous examples in his book. … Summing Up: Recommended. Faculty; researchers; professionals." (J. T. Zerger, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (11), July, 2007)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-5

  • Basics on Data

    Pages 7-14

  • Basics on Uncertainties (Errors)

    Pages 15-31

  • Radioactive Decay, a Model for Random Events

    Pages 33-49

  • Frequency and Probability Distributions

    Pages 51-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dealing with Uncertainties
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Error Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29608-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-29608-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 190
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
Topics