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The Statistical Eyeglasses

The Math Behind Scientific Knowledge

Edoardo Milotti (author)

ISBN: 9781643271514

Publication Date: Nov 2018

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Science often deals with hard-to-see phenomena, and they only stand out and become real when viewed through the lens of complex statistical tools. This book gives an overview of the basic principles that physical scientists use to analyse their data and bring out the order of Nature from the fog of background noise.
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Science often deals with hard-to-see phenomena, and they only stand out and become real when viewed through the lens of complex statistical tools. This book is not a textbook about statistics applied to science - there are already many excellent books to choose from - rather, it tries to give an overview of the basic principles that physical scientists use to analyze their data and bring out the order of Nature from the fog of background noise.
Imprint IOP Concise Physics
Pages 98
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Nov 2018
Publisher Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Subject/s Science: general issues   Physics   Mathematical physics   Statistical physics  
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Author biography
  • 1. Models of Nature
  • 2. Randomness
  • 3. Bayesian and frequentist approaches to scientific inference
  • 4. The principles of inferential statistics
  • 5. Parametric inference
  • 6. Prior distributions and equiprobable events in the physical sciences
  • 7. Conclusionsthe statistical nature of scientific knowledge
  • Appendix AShort review of some basic concepts
  • Appendix BAbbreviations
Edoardo Milotti is Professor of Physics at the University of Trieste, Italy. After working mostly in experimental particle physics, he has also authored papers on noise processes in physics, and on the physics of cancer. His longtime research interests are in the direction of the analysis of experimental data and in the modeling of complex phenomena. He has published over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He lives in Trieste, Italy, with his wife Alessandra.

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