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Theory of Errors and Least Squares

    Naturevolume 98pages385386 (1917) | Download Citation



    THIS work, which embodies the material used by the author as lecture notes at Coe College, Iowa, is intended not only as a text-book for undergraduates, but also as a book of reference which a research worker can read through in a few evenings and then put into immediate practice. An interesting feature of the work is the wide range involved in the illustrative examples, which include applications to numerous branches of science. The mathematical treatment in the1 text is very elementary, requiring little more than a knowledge of the meaning of differentiation. This is supplemented in the appendix “by a few pages involving rather more advanced methods. but in the main the, book is free from mathematical difficulties to a degree quite unusual in works on least squares.

    Theory of Errors and Least Squares.

    By Prof. Le Roy D. Weld. Pp. xii + 190. (New York: The Macmillan Co.; London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1916.) Price 5s. 6d. net.

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