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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science

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ISBN-10: 0470694483

ISBN-13: 9780470694480

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Graham Currell, Antony Dowman

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Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Science is a low-level introduction to the essential techniques students need to understand. Little in the way of prior knowledge is assumed, and the approach adopted is a gentle one, that leads through examples in the book and website. The aim of the authors is to produce a concise introduction, which will appeal to all science students. Spreadsheets are increasingly being used in courses, and this book includes the use of excel and Minitab spreadsheets, with additional data sets available on the web site.Key features:+ A basic introduction to maths and stats covering the most important topics of relevance to science undergraduates+ Assumes no prior…    
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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

On-line Learning Support
Mathematics and Statistics in Science
Data and Information
Experimental Variation and Uncertainty
Mathematical Models in Science
Scientific Data
Scientific Numbers
Scientific Quantities
Chemical Quantities
Angular Measurements
Equations in Science
Basic Techniques
Rearranging Simple Equations
Further Equations
Quadratic and Simultaneous Equations
Linear Relationships
Straight Line Graph
Linear Regression
Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
Mathematics of e, ln and log
Exponential Growth and Decay
Rates of Change
Rate of Change
Statistics for Science
Analysing Replicate Data
Describing and Estimating
Frequency Statistics
Factorials, Permutations and Combinations
Distributions and Uncertainty
Normal Distribution
Uncertainties in Measurement
Presenting Uncertainty
Binomial and Poisson Distributions
Scientific Investigation
Scientific Systems
The 'Scientific Method'
Decision Making with Statistics
Hypothesis Testing
Selecting Analyses and Tests
t-tests and F-tests
One-sample t-tests
Two-sample t-tests
Paired t-tests
ANOVA - Analysis of Variance
One-way ANOVA
Two-way ANOVA
Two-way ANOVA with Replication
ANOVA Post Hoc Testing
Non-parametric Tests for Medians
One-sample Wilcoxon Test
Two-sample Mann-Whitney U-test
Paired Wilcoxon Test
Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman Tests
Correlation and Regression
Linear Correlation
Statistics of Correlation and Regression
Uncertainty in Linear Calibration
Frequency and Proportion
Chi-squared Contingency Table
Goodness of Fit
Tests for Proportion
Experimental Design
Principal Techniques
Planning a Research Project
Microsoft Excel
Cumulative z -areas for Standard Normal Distribution
Critical Values: t-statistic and Chi-squared, X<sup>2</sup>
Critical F-values at 0.05 (95 %) Significance
Critical Values at 0.05 (95 %) Significance for: Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, r, Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient, r<sub>s</sub>, and Wilcoxon Lower Limit, W<sub>L</sub>
Mann-Whitney Lower Limit, U<sub>L</sub>, at 0.05 (95 %) Significance
Short Answers to 'Q' Questions