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Between Certainty and Uncertainty

Statistics and Probability in Five Units with Notes on Historical Origins and Illustrative Numerical Examples

Benefits

  • Short statistic course with notes on historical origins

  • Reference book in the field of Intelligent System

  • Written by leading experts in the field

Book

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Ludomir M. Laudański
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ludomir M. Laudański
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  4. Ludomir M. Laudański
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  5. BOOK ONE THEORY

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Ludomir M. Laudański
      Pages 9-36
    3. Ludomir M. Laudański
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    4. Ludomir M. Laudański
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  6. BOOK TWO EXERCISES

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
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    5. Ludomir M. Laudański
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    6. Ludomir M. Laudański
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    7. Ludomir M. Laudański
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book

Introduction

„Between Certainty & Uncertainty” is a one-of–a-kind short course on statistics for students, engineers  and researchers.  It is a fascinating introduction to statistics and probability with notes on historical origins and 80 illustrative numerical examples organized in the five units:

 

·         Chapter 1  Descriptive Statistics:  Compressing small samples, basic averages - mean and variance, their main properties including God’s proof; linear transformations and z-scored statistics .

 

·         Chapter 2 Grouped data: Udny Yule’s concept of qualitative and quantitative variables. Grouping these two kinds of data. Graphical tools. Combinatorial rules and qualitative variables.  Designing frequency histogram. Direct and coded evaluation of quantitative data. Significance of percentiles.

 

·         Chapter 3 Regression and correlation: Geometrical distance and equivalent distances in two orthogonal directions  as a prerequisite to the concept of two regression lines. Misleading in interpreting two regression lines. Derivation of the two regression lines. Was Hubble right? Houbolt’s cloud. What in fact measures the correlation coefficient?

 

·         Chapter 4 Binomial distribution: Middle ages origins of the binomials; figurate numbers  and combinatorial rules. Pascal’s Arithmetical Triangle.  Bernoulli’s or Poisson Trials? John Arbuthnot curing binomials.  How Newton taught S. Pepys probability. Jacob Bernoulli’s Weak Law of Large Numbers and others.

 

·         Chapter 5  Normal distribution and binomial heritage – Tables of the normal distribution. Abraham de Moivre and the second theorem of de Moivre-Laplace.  

 

Keywords

Average Binomial Distribution Correlation Normal Distribution Regression Statistics Variable Variance

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rzeszow Technical UniversityRzeszowPoland

About the authors

Prof. Dr hab. inż. Ludomir M. Laudański
Rzeszow Technical University
ul. Wincentego Pola 2
35-959 Rzeszow
Poland
ludek@prz.edu.pl

Bibliographic information

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Reviews

“This Volume 31 from the Intelligent Systems Reference Library describes certain aspects of statistics and probability in five chapters (units) with notes on historical origins and illustrative numerical examples. … At the end, the volume has about 100 references and a 4-page index. For the researcher interested in historical aspects, this volume is a welcome addition.” (T. J. Rao, zbMATH, Vol. 1366.62003, 2017) 

“The first half of the book presents individual topics in an expository way. … In the second half of the book, the author poses problems, some classical, to illustrate concepts. Full solutions with graphics and discussion are given. … Summing Up: Recommended. … Researchers/faculty interested in the history of probability and statistics.” (W. R. Lee, Choice, Vol. 50 (10), June, 2013)