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Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science, 4th Edition by Michael P. Davis, Patrick F Dunn

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15

Analyzing Results - Overview

… it is a very certain truth that, whenever we are unable to identify the most true options, we should follow the most probable…

René Descartes. 1637. Discourse on Method.

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One rarely gets cut using Occam’s razor.

P.F. Dunn. 2017.

∽ Chapter 16 Overview ∽

Probability pervades our lives. How often have we heard that the possibility for rain tomorrow is some percent or that the chances to win today’s lottery are high? Similar types of questions can be posed for experiments. What is the possibility that a pressure will exceed a certain limit? How much confidence is there in the reported values? Probability implicitly ...

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