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Probability and Statistics

A Course for Physicists and Engineers

This book offers an introduction to concepts of probability theory, probability distributions relevant in the applied sciences, as well as basics of sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing. As a companion for classes for engineers and scientists, the book also covers applied topics such as model building and experiment design.

Random phenomena
Random variables
Expected values
Commonly used discrete distributions
Commonly used density functions
Joint distributions
Some multivariate distributions
Collection of random variables
Sampling distributions
Interval estimation
Tests of statistical hypotheses
Model building and regression
Design of experiments and analysis of variance
Questions and answers

  • Designed for students in engineering and physics with applications in mind.
  • Proven by more than 20 years of teaching at institutions s.a. UN-affiliated Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education.
  • Self-contained.

Author Information

Arak Mathai, Centre for Math. and Stat. Sciences, Kerala, India; Hans Haubold, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, Vienna, Austria.

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Audience: Students of physics, engineering, satellite communication, space and atmospheric sciences, climate and meteorology.