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Handheld calculators are extremely cheap, very reliable and capable of performing many of the routine statistical calculations described in this book with a minimal number of keystrokes. Pre-programmed functions allow calculations of mean and standard deviation (see Chapter 2) and correlation and linear regression (see Chapter 5). Other calculators can be programmed by the user to perform additional calculations such as confidence limits (see Chapter 2), significance tests (see Chapter 3) and non-linear regression (see Chapter 5).
25, where, as in Chapter 2, the subscript is used to denote the number of degrees of freedom. J. , 1998, Analyst, 123: 919) Is there any evidence of systematic error? 956. e. that m = 50, Eq. 05). Since the observed value of ƒ t ƒ is less than the critical value the null hypothesis is retained: there is no evidence of systematic error. Note again that this does not mean that there are no systematic errors, only that they have not been demonstrated. Critical values from statistical tables were used in significance testing for many years because it was too tedious to calculate the probability of t exceeding the experimental value.
E. 3 The absorbance, A, of a solution is given by A ϭ - log(T) where T is the transmittance. 001, calculate A and its standard deviation. 434/T so from Eq. 00087 It is interesting and important that for this widely used experimental method we can also find the conditions for which the relative standard deviation is a minimum. 368. 12 Propagation of systematic errors The rules for the combination of systematic errors can also be divided into three groups. 1 Linear combinations If y is calculated from measured quantities by using Eq.
An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution (1st Edition) by Dina Prialnik