Statistics is arguably the main means through which maths appears in non-maths courses. De-mystifying the basics for even the most maths-terrified of students, this book will inspire confident and accurate use of statistics for non-maths courses.
A concise 'need-to-know' introduction to the essentials of statistics for business and management students with real-world examples and step-by-step tutorials for both Excel and SPSS to enhance and consolidate learning.
Encourages development of application and decision making skills for use in managing raw data and real-world projects. This book includes such topics as scattergrams and time series graphs, simple and multiple regressions, time series analysis, and random sampling.
There are some mathematical problems whose significance goes beyond the ordinary - like Fermat's Last Theorem or Goldbach's Conjecture. This book explains why these problems exist, why they matter, what drives mathematicians to incredible lengths to solve them and where they stand in the context of mathematics and science as a whole.
Explores the mathematician's method of analyzing life, from the everyday to the cosmic, showing us which numbers to defend, which ones to ignore and when to change the equation entirely. This book tells us that maths touches on everything we do, and a little mathematical knowledge reveals the hidden structures that lie beneath the chaotic surface.
The R version of Andy Field's hugely popular Discovering Statistics Using SPSS takes students on a journey of statistical discovery using the freeware R a free, flexible and dynamically changing software tool for data analysis that is becoming increasingly popular across the social and behavioural sciences.
This leading dictionary contains over 3,000 clear and concise entries updated in line with curriculum and degree requirements. It covers pure and applied mathematics and statistics, features entry-level web links, and includes detailed appendices. Authoritative and comprehensive, this A-Z is invaluable for students and teachers of mathematics.
Provides advanced students with a comprehensive introduction to commonly encountered statistical and multivariate techniques, while assuming only a limited knowledge of higher level mathematics. Each technique chapter: discusses tests for assumptions of analysis, presents a small example and describes varieties of analysis.
Statistics help us create Internet technologies, develop medicines, win elections, invest in stocks, predict the weather, and more. But the methods that produce important numbers remain beyond many of us. This book take us on a tour of this subject. It explores the key foundational concepts of statistics and the perils of improper methods.
Many students studying economics do not have maths A-level, and struggle with it as a subject. This book will enable them to test how well they are progressing, as they revise for an exam or prepare for an assessment.
Offers a no-nonsense practical guide to statistics, providing concise summaries, clear model examples, and plenty of practice, making this workbook the ideal complement to class study or self-study, preparation for exams or a brush-up on rusty skills.
From ancient Babylon to the last great unsolved problems, Ian Stewart brings us his definitive history of mathematics. In his famous straightforward style, Professor Stewart explains each major development - from the first number systems to chaos theory - and considers how each affected society and changed everyday life forever.
This text concentrates on what statistics mean and how they are used, rather than how to calculate them, and this Second Edition contains new chapters on big data, small data situations, missing data and effect sizes.
You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout the cartoon's twenty-five year history, exploring everything from to Mersenne primes, from Euler's equation to the unsolved riddle of P vs. NP, from perfect numbers to narcissistic numbers, and much more. With wit, clarity and a true fan's zeal, Singh analyses such memorable episodes as 'Bart the Genius' and 'Homer3' to offer an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.
A plain-English guide to the basics of trig Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles. mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars.
Features easy-to-follow insight and clear guidelines to perform data analysis using IBM SPSS(R) Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS(R) uniquely addresses the presented statistical procedures with an example problem, detailed analysis, and the related data sets.
This easy-to-use guide identifies and addresses the areas where most students need help with basic mathematical problems that occur in everyday life and academic study and provides straightforward, practical tips and solutions that will enable you to assess and then improve your performance.
Mathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most of it is commonsense, and by using a few really simple principles one can quickly see when maths, statistics and numbers are being abused to play tricks which can waste millions of pounds.
Walking the reader through the steps of statistical tests and providing data sets and screen shots from SPSS, this student-friendly book helps students to successfully use statistical tests in SPSS, interpret the results and also to understand statistical concepts.
Offers what you need to make the most of building information modeling. If you're looking to get involved in the world of BIM, but don't quite know where to start, this book helps you in collaborative building using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings.