Classical Methods of Statistics

With Applications in Fusion-Oriented Plasma Physics

  • Otto J.W.F. Kardaun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Pages 161-203
  3. Pages 205-247
  4. Pages 249-258
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 294-388

About this book


Classical Methods of Statistics is a blend of theory and practical statistical methods written for graduate students and researchers interested in applications to plasma physics and its experimental aspects. It can also fruitfully be used by students majoring in probability theory and statistics. In the first part, the mathematical framework and some of the history of the subject are described. Many exercises help readers to understand the underlying concepts. In the second part, two case studies are presented exemplifying discriminant analysis and multivariate profile analysis. The introductions of these case studies outline contextual magnetic plasma fusion research. In the third part, an overview of statistical software is given and, in particular, SAS and S-PLUS are discussed. In the last chapter, several datasets with guided exercises, predominantly from the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak, are included and their physical background is concisely described. The book concludes with a list of essential keyword translations.


Discriminant Analysis Multivariate Profile Analysis Plasma Plasma Physics Probability Theory Regression Analysis SAS Statistics Tokamak linear regression statistical software

Authors and affiliations

  • Otto J.W.F. Kardaun
    • 1
  1. 1.MPI für Plasmaphysik (IPP)GarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21115-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29288-3
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