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Phys 5053 
Data Analysis Methods in Physics         Fall 2010

Instructor:      Sergei Katsev
Office:           356 MWAH
Phone:           726-6057
E-mail:          skatsev "at"



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Course content:
Methods for statistical description and analysis of data in natural sciences. Time series analysis, hypothesis testing, measures of uncertainty, factorial design of experiments. Stochastic vs. deterministic (chaotic) components of dynamical models. Examples will cover a range of data analysis subjects in nonlinear dynamics, astrophysics, particle dynamics, physical oceanography, limnology, meteorology, climate science, geochemistry, and geology.

  • Bevington P.R. and Robinson D.K. Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences (on reserve).
  • Swan A.R.H. and Sandilands M. Introduction to Geological Data Analysis.
  • Davis J.C. Statistics and Data Analysis in Geology.
  • Taylor J.R. An Introduction to Error Analysis.
  • Tafte E.R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
  • Electronic Statistics Textbook:
  • MIT "Statistics for Applications" course online

M,W - MWAH 249 - 3:00-3:50 pm
    F  - MWAH 249 - 3:00-4:50 pm
Office hours: MW 4-5pm.