An Introduction to Error Analysis : The Study of Uncertainties in Physical Measurements
|von John R. Taylor|
Book News, Inc. A text for a freshman or sophomore course in experimental physics for science or engineering students. Taylor (physics, U. of Colorado- Boulder) acknowledges that error analysis would be only a minor part of such a course, but believes it is too often short-changed so that students recite its equations without understanding them or their rationale. The second edition nearly doubles the number of problems, inserts exercises throughout the text, and adds or changes other features, but retains the extraordinary photograph on the cover. The Cip data does not include the subtitle. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved
Synopsis The need for error analysis is captured in the book's arresting cover shot - of the 1895 Paris train disaster (also available as a wall poster). The early chapters teach elementary techniques of error propagation and statistical analysis to enable students to produce successful lab reports. Later chapters treat a number of more advanced mathematical topics, with many examples from mechanics and optics. End-of-chapter problems include many that call for use of calculators or computers, and...
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