Title

The use of statistics in experimental physics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Abstract

Most mathematicians are aware of the importance of statistics in biological sciences, business, and economics, but are less aware that statistics is used every day in experimental physics. This paper gives three interesting examples of how statistics plays a vital role in physics. These examples use the basic statistical tools of residuals analysis and goodness of fit. © Mathematical Association of America.

Publication Name

Mathematics Magazine

Volume Number

86

First Page

120

Last Page

131

Issue Number

2

DOI

10.4169/math.mag.86.2.120

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