Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Forensic Science

Author: Craig Adam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119964180

Category: Medical

Page: 366

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This text is an accessible, student-friendly introduction to the wide range of mathematical and statistical tools needed by the forensic scientist in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of experimental measurements. From a basis of high school mathematics, the book develops essential quantitative analysis techniques within the context of a broad range of forensic applications. This clearly structured text focuses on developing core mathematical skills together with an understanding of the calculations associated with the analysis of experimental work, including an emphasis on the use of graphs and the evaluation of uncertainties. Through a broad study of probability and statistics, the reader is led ultimately to the use of Bayesian approaches to the evaluation of evidence within the court. In every section, forensic applications such as ballistics trajectories, post-mortem cooling, aspects of forensic pharmacokinetics, the matching of glass evidence, the formation of bloodstains and the interpretation of DNA profiles are discussed and examples of calculations are worked through. In every chapter there are numerous self-assessment problems to aid student learning. Its broad scope and forensically focused coverage make this book an essential text for students embarking on any degree course in forensic science or forensic analysis, as well as an invaluable reference for post-graduate students and forensic professionals. Key features: Offers a unique mix of mathematics and statistics topics, specifically tailored to a forensic science undergraduate degree. All topics illustrated with examples from the forensic science discipline. Written in an accessible, student-friendly way to engage interest and enhance learning and confidence. Assumes only a basic high-school level prior mathematical knowledge.
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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science

Author: Dr. Graham Currell,Dr. Antony Dowman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470022283

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Basic Mathematics and Statistics for Science is a low-level introduction to the essential techniques students need to understand. It assumes little prior knowledge, and adopts a gentle approach that leads through examples in the book and website. No other text provides this range of educational support for science students. The integration between book and website provides study options that would be impossible through a book alone, and allows students to study in ways that suit their own circumstances and preferences. The combination of book and website also provides ready-prepared material for lectures, tutorials and computer practicals. Tutors can use the material to develop a variety of coherent programme using different learning styles. The book develops the mathematics and statistics through examples and questions that reflect the scientific context, and has succeeded in being relevant to a range of undergraduate science programmes.
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Essential Maths for Geoscientists

An Introduction

Author: Paul I. Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470971932

Category: Mathematics

Page: 216

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"Essential Maths for Geoscientists: An Introduction" is an accessible, student-friendly introduction to the mathematics required by those students taking degree courses within the geosciences. Clearly structured throughout, this book carefully guides students step by step through the first mathematics they will encounter and provides numerous applied examples throughout to enhance students' understanding and to place each technique in context. Opening with a chapter explaining the need for studying mathematics within geosciences, this book then moves on to cover algebra, solving equations, logarithms and exponentials, uncertainties, errors and statistics, trigonometry, vectors and basic calculus. The final chapter helps to bring the subject all together and provides detailed applied questions to test students' knowledge. Worked applied examples are included in each chapter along with applied problem questions which are a mix of straightforward maths questions, word questions and more involved questions that involve the manipulation and interpretation of real and synthetic data. The emphasis in the book is on the application of relatively rudimentary mathematics to real-life scientific problems within the geosciences, enabling students to make use of current-day research problems and real datasets.
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Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers

Author: John R. Fanchi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471791547

Category: Mathematics

Page: 330

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Expanded coverage of essential math, including integral equations,calculus of variations, tensor analysis, and specialintegrals Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition isspecifically designed as a self-study guide to help busyprofessionals and students in science and engineering quicklyrefresh and improve the math skills needed to perform their jobsand advance their careers. The book focuses on practicalapplications and exercises that readers are likely to face in theirprofessional environments. All the basic math skills needed tomanage contemporary technology problems are addressed and presentedin a clear, lucid style that readers familiar with previouseditions have come to appreciate and value. The book begins with basic concepts in college algebra andtrigonometry, and then moves on to explore more advanced conceptsin calculus, linear algebra (including matrices), differentialequations, probability, and statistics. This Third Edition has beengreatly expanded to reflect the needs of today's professionals. Newmaterial includes: * A chapter on integral equations * A chapter on calculus of variations * A chapter on tensor analysis * A section on time series * A section on partial fractions * Many new exercises and solutions Collectively, the chapters teach most of the basic math skillsneeded by scientists and engineers. The wide range of topicscovered in one title is unique. All chapters provide a review ofimportant principles and methods. Examples, exercises, andapplications are used liberally throughout to engage the readersand assist them in applying their new math skills to actualproblems. Solutions to exercises are provided in an appendix. Whether to brush up on professional skills or prepare for exams,readers will find this self-study guide enables them to quicklymaster the math they need. It can additionally be used as atextbook for advanced-level undergraduates in physics andengineering.
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An Essential Guide to Business Statistics

Author: Dawn A. Willoughby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118715632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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An Essential Guide for Business Statistics is a concise textbook on business statistics aimed at students taking an introductory level undergraduate course. It is a practical text that provides basic theory on key topics and also numerous worked examples and practice exercises. It contains 11 chapters and is ideally suited to a one semester course.
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Essential Mathematics for NMR and MRI Spectroscopists

Author: Keith C. Brown

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782627979

Category:

Page: 867

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Beginning with a review of the important areas of mathematics, this book then covers many of the underlying theoretical and practical aspects of NMR and MRI spectroscopy from a maths point of view. Competence in algebra and introductory calculus is needed but all other maths concepts are covered. It will bridge a gap between high level and introductory titles used in NMR or MRI spectroscopy. Uniquely, it takes a very careful and pedagogical approach to the mathematics behind NMR and MRI. It leaves out very few steps, which distinguishes it from other books in the field. The author is an NMR laboratory manager and is sympathetic to the frustrations of trying to understand where some of the fundamental equations come from hence his desire to either explicitly derive all equations for the reader or direct them to derivations. This is an essential text aimed at graduate students who are beginning their careers in NMR or MRI spectroscopy and laboratory managers if they need an understanding of the theoretical foundations of the technique.
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Methods and Applications of Statistics in the Life and Health Sciences

Author: N. Balakrishnan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470405090

Category: Mathematics

Page: 986

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"Data collection holds an essential part in dictating the future of health sciences and public health, as the compilation of statistics allows researchers and medical practitioners to monitor trends in health status, identify health problems, and evaluate the impact of health policies and programs. Methods and Applications of Statistics in the Life and Health Sciences serves as a single, one-of-a-kind resource on the wide range of statistical methods, techniques, and applications that are applied in modern life and health sciences in research. Specially designed to present encyclopedic content in an accessible and self-contained format, this book outlines thorough coverage of the underlying theory and standard applications to research in related disciplines such as biology, epidemiology, clinical trials, and public health. Uniquely combining established literature with cutting-edge research, this book contains classical works and more than twenty-five new articles and completely revised contributions from the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Second Edition. The result is a compilation of more than eighty articles that explores classic methodology and new topics."--Publisher's description.
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Maths from Scratch for Biologists

Author: Alan J. Cann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685709

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Numerical ability is an essential skill for everyone studying thebiological sciences but many students are frightened by the'perceived' difficulty of mathematics, and are nervous aboutapplying mathematical skills in their chosen field of study. Havingtaught introductory maths and statistics for many years, Alan Cannunderstands these challenges and just how invaluable an accessible,confidence building textbook could be to the fearful student.Unable to find a book pitched at the right level, that concentratedon why numerical skills are useful to biologists, he wrote his own.The result is Maths from Scratch for Biologists , a highlyinstructive, informal text that explains step by step how and whyyou need to tackle maths within the biological sciences. Features: * An accessible, jargon-busting approach to help readers masterbasic mathematical, statistical and data handling techniques inbiology * Numerous end of chapter problems to reinforce key concepts andencourage students to test their newly acquired skills throughpractise * A handy, time-saving glossary * A supplementary website with numerous problems and self-testexercises
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Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists

Author: David Lucy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118700104

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Introduction to Statistics for Forensic Scientists is anessential introduction to the subject, gently guiding the readerthrough the key statistical techniques used to evaluate varioustypes of forensic evidence. Assuming only a modest mathematicalbackground, the book uses real-life examples from the forensicscience literature and forensic case-work to illustrate relevantstatistical concepts and methods. Opening with a brief overview of the history and use ofstatistics within forensic science, the text then goes on tointroduce statistical techniques commonly used to examine dataobtained during laboratory experiments. There is a strong emphasison the evaluation of scientific observation as evidence and modernBayesian approaches to interpreting forensic data for the courts.The analysis of key forms of evidence are discussed throughout witha particular focus on DNA, fibres and glass. An invaluable introduction to the statistical interpretation offorensic evidence; this book will be invaluable for allundergraduates taking courses in forensic science. Introduction to the key statistical techniques used in theevaluation of forensic evidence Includes end of chapter exercises to enhance studentunderstanding Numerous examples taken from forensic science to put thesubject into context
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Essential Mathematics for Applied Fields

Author: R.M. Meyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461380723

Category: Mathematics

Page: 55

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1. Purpose The purpose of this work is to provide, in one volume, a wide spectrum of essential (non-measure theoretic) Mathematics for use by workers in the variety of applied fields. To obtain the background developed here in one volume would require studying a prohibitive number of separate Mathematics courses (assuming they were available). Before, much of the material now covered was (a) unavailable, (b) too widely scattered, or (c) too advanced as presented, to be of use to those who need it. Here, we present a sound basis requiring only Calculus through however, Differential Equations. It provides the needed flexibility to cope, in a rigorous manner, with the every-day, non-standard and new situations that present themselves. There is no substitute for this. 2. Arrangement The volume consists of twenty Sections, falling into several natural units: Basic Real Analysis 1. Sets, Sequences, Series, and Functions 2. Doubly Infinite Sequences and Series 3. Sequences and Series of Functions 4. Real Power Series 5. Behavior of a Function Near a Point: Various Types of Limits 6. Orders of Magnitude: the D, 0, ~ Notation 7. Some Abelian and Tauberian Theorems v Riemann-Stieltjes Integration 8. I-Dimensional Cumulative Distribution Functions and Bounded Variation Functions 9. I-Dimensional Riemann-Stieltjes Integral 10. n-Dimensional Cumulative Distribution Functions and Bounded Variation Functions 11. n-Dimensional Riemann-Stieltjes Integral The Finite Calculus 12. Finite Differences and Difference Equations Basic Complex Analysis 13. Complex Variables Applied Linear Algebra 14. Matrices and Determinants 15.
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