Probability Theory is a classic topic in any course of exact sciences, that evolved from the amalgamation of different areas of mathematics, including set and measure theory. An axiomatic treatment of probability is presented in the book. Probability Theory is fundamental to several areas of knowledge, including engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, sciences, economics, biology, medicine, social sciences and social communication. The book targets graduate students who may not have taken basic courses in these specific topics, and can provide a quick and concise way to obtain the knowledge they need to succeed in advanced courses.
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Using Multivariate Statistics, 6th edition provides advanced undergraduate as well as graduate students with a timely and comprehensive introduction to today’s most commonly encountered statistical and multivariate techniques, while assuming only a limited knowledge of higher-level mathematics. This text’s practical approach focuses on the benefits and limitations of applications of a technique to a data set — when, why, and how to do it.
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:
- Learn to conduct numerous types of multivariate statistical analyses
- Find the best technique to use
- Understand Limitations to applications
- Learn how to use SPSS and SAS syntax and output
About the Author
Barbara Tabachnick is Professor Emerita of Psychology at California State University, Northridge, and co-author with Linda Fidell of Using Multivariate Statistics and Experimental Designs Using ANOVA. She has published over 70 articles and technical reports and participated in over 50 professional presentations, many invited. She currently presents workshops in computer applications in univariate and multivariate data analysis and consults in a variety of research areas, including professional ethics in and beyond academia, effects of such factors as age and substances on driving and performance, educational computer games, effects of noise on annoyance and sleep, and fetal alcohol syndrome. She is the recipient of the 2012 Western Psychological Association Lifetime Achievement Award.
This text covers the essential topics needed for a fundamental understanding of basic statistics and its applications in the fields of engineering and the sciences. Interesting, relevant applications use real data from actual studies, showing how the concepts and methods can be used to solve problems in the field. The authors assume one semester of differential and integral calculus as a prerequisite.
About the Author
Sheldon M. Ross is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in statistics at Stanford University in 1968. He has published many technical articles and textbooks in the areas of statistics and applied probability. Among his texts are A First Course in Probability, Introduction to Probability Models, Stochastic Processes, and Introductory Statistics. Professor Ross is the founding and continuing editor of the journal Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, the Advisory Editor for International Journal of Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Bond Trading and Management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and a recipient of the Humboldt US Senior Scientist Award.
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