Statistics for Geoscientists

Statistics for Geoscientists

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Authors: D. Marsal, D. F. Merriam
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296135

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Presents nearly all the important elementary and analytical methods of statistics, designed for the needs of the geoscientist and completely free from higher mathematics. Translated from the second German edition.


For geoscientists in university and industry with no mathematical background wishing to use statistical methods, particularly geologists, palaeontologists and mineralogists, as well as soil scientists and morphologists.

Table of Contents

  • (partial) Introduction, scope and purpose of applied statistics. Classification and tabulation of frequency distributions. Distribution curves, cumulative frequency curves, special representations, and logarithmic class intervals. Averaging. Variance, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis. Moments. The characterization of grain-size distributions. Elementary introduction to the statistical analysis of stratified rock sequences and time series. Some important distribution functions. Ranking methods. Correlation and regression. Simplified linear and nonlinear regression analysis. Introduction to the analysis of variance (ANOVA). Latin squares. Factor analysis.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2014
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296135

About the Authors

D. Marsal

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Stuttgart, FRG

D. F. Merriam

Affiliations and Expertise

Wichita State University, USA

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