Least Squares Methods of Analysis

I. Confidence Limits
  • B. K. Selinger
  • A. L. Hinde
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 69)


In the preceding contribution, some of the systematic distortions to single-photon counting experiments were discussed. In this contribution the statistical nature of the data will be examined.


Decay Curve Confidence Ellipse Poisson Variate Acceptable Answer Inverse Covariance Matrix 
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  • A. L. Hinde

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