Statistical methods in physics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode NASMPH05E
Vaknaam Statistical methods in physics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Statistical methods in physics
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to: proper distribution to describe particular experimental situation;
2.construct and apply best-suited estimator to extract relevant parameters out of measured data;
3.formulate hypotheses and proper tests to select the most probable one;
4.perform statistical analysis of measured data, determine if the data does not have systematic deviations.
Omschrijving In this course, the use of statistical methods in physics is introduced to the students. An introduction to theoretical aspects of probabilities and statistics is followed by a basis how to reliably analyse experimental or computational data, in particular regarding statistical and systematic errors. In addition, techniques to quantify the reliability of the extracted results will be discussed.

Understanding of properties of measured data, learn basic concept in probability, law of large numbers, probability distributions, information, decision theory, theory of estimators, point estimation, interval estimation, test of hypotheses, goodness-of-fit tests.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Lectures: 32 hours, Tutorials: 16 hours, Self study: 92 hours.)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(Final grade: Written exam (100%). The passing mark is 5.5.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M. Kavatsyuk
Docent(en) dr. M. Kavatsyuk ,dr. ir. C.J.G. Onderwater
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Mathematical Statistics with Applications in R, 2nd Edition K.M Ramachandran, C. P. Tsokos 9780124171138 ca. €  108,00
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge of calculus and basics of the probability theory.

The course unit is compulsory for the master experimental physics programme and elective for the medical engineering.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Applied Physics  (Keuzevakken in Science and Engineering ) - semester II a keuze: ATP
MSc Astronomy: Quantum Universe  (Optional Courses in Theoretical and Observational Astronomy) - semester II a keuze
MSc Astronomy: Science, Business and Policy  (Optional Courses in Theoretical and Observational Astronomy) - semester II a keuze
MSc Chemistry: Erasmus Mundus Theoretical Chemistry and Computing Modelling  (Electives) - semester II a keuze
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy, Physics & Applied Physics - semester II a Physics / Applied Physics
MSc Energy and Environmental Sciences  (Optional Courses) 1 semester II a keuze
MSc Mathematics and Physics (double degree)  (Optional Courses Quantum Universe (10 ects)) - semester II a keuze
MSc Nanoscience  (Optional Courses) - semester II a keuze
MSc Physics: Advanced Materials  (Optinal Courses) - semester II a keuze
MSc Physics: Quantum Universe  (Optional Courses) - semester II a keuze
MSc Physics: Science, Business and Policy  (Optional courses) - semester II a keuze