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ASTR 408 001 (CRN: 25242)

STATISTICS IN PHYS AND ASTR

Long Title: STATISTICAL METHODS IN PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Instructor: Hartigan, Patrick
Meeting: 1:00PM - 1:50PM MWF (8-JAN-2024 - 19-APR-2024) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 125) AND (PHYS 102 OR PHYS 112 OR PHYS 126)
Section Max Enrollment: 5
Section Enrolled: 4
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 10
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 8
Enrollment data as of: 25-JUN-2024 10:48AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
24-APR-2024  
9:00AM - 12:00PM W
 
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. Cross-list: ASTR 508. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ASTR 408 if student has credit for ASTR 508.