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INTRODUCTION

Mathew Penrose

in Random Geometric Graphs

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506263
eISBN:
9780191707858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506263.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This introductory chapter contains a general discussion of both the historical and the applied background behind the study of random geometric graphs. A brief overview is presented, along with some ... More


Probability

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter defines some basic concepts in probability theory. It begins by stating that the probability of occurrence of a particular event, taken from a finite set of possible events, is zero if ... More


Probability Mass Functions

Therese M. Donovan and Ruth M. Mickey

in Bayesian Statistics for Beginners: a step-by-step approach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841296
eISBN:
9780191876820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841296.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter focuses on probability mass functions. One of the primary uses of Bayesian inference is to estimate parameters. To do so, it is necessary to first build a good understanding of ... More


Random Variables

James Davidson

in Stochastic Limit Theory: An Introduction for Econometricians

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774037
eISBN:
9780191596117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774036.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

Specializing the concepts of Ch. 7 to the case of real variables, this chapter introduces distribution functions, discrete and continuous distributions, and describes examples such as the binomial, ... More


Generalized Linear Models for Data with Non-Normal Distributions

Andy Hector

in The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729051
eISBN:
9780191795855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729051.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

This chapter looks at three of the main types of generalized linear model (GLM). GLMs using the Poisson distribution are a good starting place when dealing with integer count data. The default log ... More


Raman Spectroscopy Under Liquid Nitrogen

Robert N. Compton and Michael A. Duncan

in Laser Experiments for Chemistry and Physics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198742975
eISBN:
9780191816932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742975.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Laser Raman spectroscopy has been a powerful tool for the characterization of molecules for many years. This chapter describes a novel technique for the recording of Raman spectra under liquid ... More


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