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Advanced Texts in Physics

Bayesian Inference

Parameter Estimation and Decisions

Authors: Harney, Hanns Ludwig

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About this Textbook

The book provides a generalization of Gaussian error intervals to
situations where the data follow non-Gaussian distributions. This
usually occurs in frontier science, where the observed parameter is
just above background or the histogram of multiparametric data
contains empty bins. Then the validity of a theory
cannot be decided by the chi-squared-criterion, but this long-standing
problem is solved here. The book is based on Bayes' theorem, symmetry and
differential geometry. In addition to solutions of practical problems, the text
provides an epistemic insight: The logic of quantum mechanics is
obtained as the logic of unbiased inference from counting data.
However, no knowledge of quantum mechanics is required. The text,
examples and exercises are written at an introductory level.

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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)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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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
2003
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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