Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ASTR 508 - STATISTICS IN PHYS AND ASTR

Long Title: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Statistical methods commonly used in the analysis of astronomical, laboratory, and survey data. Topics include curve fitting, parametric and non-parametric hypothesis testing, cluster analysis, principal component analysis, time-series data, and truncated data. Fundamentals of statistics, including probability distributions, means, variances, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, error propagation, Bayesian analysis, jacknife, and bootstrap are covered. The class introduces students to the R programming language. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ASTR 408. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ASTR 508 if student has credit for ASTR 408.
Course URL: http://www.sparky.rice.edu/~hartigan/astr600/astr600.html