Numerical Geology

A Source Guide, Glossary and Selective Bibliography to Geological Uses of Computers and Statistics

  • Authors
  • Nicholas M. S. Rock

Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 18)

About this book


This sourcebook to the prodigious literature on applications of computers and statistics to geology contains over 2000 references. The glossary provides succinct explanations of most statistical and mathematical terms. Computer topics include hardware, software, programming languages, databases, and communications graphics, CAO/CAM, CAI, GIS and expert systems. Statistical topics range from elementary properties of numbers through univariate, bivariate to multivariate methods. The brief notes on each method provide a general guide to what the technique does, and are illustrated with worked examples from a wide range of geological disciplines. Students and researchers will find the book useful in coping with the explosion of information which has taken place in geology, and to make the best possible use of computers in interpreting acquired data.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50070-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45912-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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