Statistics in Spectroscopy

Statistics in Spectroscopy

2nd Edition - November 3, 2003

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  • Authors: Howard Mark, Jerry Workman, Jr.
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541754

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Statistics in Spectroscopy, Second Edition, is an expanded and updated version of the original title. The aim of the book is to bridge the gap between the average chemist/spectroscopist and the study of statistics. The book introduces the novice reader to the ideas and concepts of statistics and uses spectroscopic examples to show how these concepts are applied. Several key statistical concepts are introduced through the use of computer programs.

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Serves as a primer for all chemists who


All spectroscopists and those involved in statistics and analysis of data, both chemical and biological, especially those in chemistry, statistics, computer science and biology departments. Also relevant to the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, agricultural and textile industries, and all large corporations with analytical chemistry and chemical engineering departments

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: Why this Book?
    2. Important Concepts from Probability Theory
    3. Populations and Samples: The Meaning of "Statistics"
    4. Degrees of Freedom
    5. Introduction to Distributors and Probability Sampling
    6. The Normal Distribution
    7. Alternative Ways to Calculate Standard Deviation
    8. The Central Limit Theorem
    9. Synthesis of Variance
    10. Where are we and Where are we Going?
    11. More and Different Statistics
    12. The T Statistic
    13. Distribution of Means
    14. One-and Two-Tailed Tests
    15. Philosophical Interlude
    16. Biased and Unbiased Estimators
    17. The Variance of Variance
    18. Hypothesis Testing of Chi-Square
    19. More Hypothesis Testing
    20. Statistical Inferences
    21. How to Count
    22. And Still Counting
    23. Contingency Tables
    24. What do you Mean: Random?
    25. The F Statistics
    26. Precision and Accuracy: Introduction to Analysis of Variance
    27. Analysis of Variance and Statistical Design of Experiments
    28. Crossed and Nested Experiments
    29. Miscellaneous Considerations Regarding Analysis of Variance
    30. Pitfalls of Statistic
    31. Pitfalls of Statistic Continued
    32. Calibration in Spectroscopy
    33. Calibration: Linear Regression as a Statistical Technique
    34. Calibration: Error Sources in Calibration
    35. Calibration: Selecting the Calibration Samples
    36. Calibration: Developing the Calibration Model
    37. Calibration: Auxiliary Statistics for the Calibration Model
    38. The Beginning

Product details

  • No. of pages: 342
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: November 3, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080541754

About the Authors

Howard Mark

Howard Mark is President of Mark Electronics, Suffern, New York. He was previously affiliated as a Senior Scientist at Technicon Instrument Corp. in Tarrytown, New York. He holds a B.S. degree from City College of New York, an M.A. from City University of New York, and a PhD from New York University. His professional interests include instrument development, especially for spectroscopy; statistical and chemometric data analysis; and Custom software development, especially for implementation of data analysis algorithms. He received the 2003 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Achievement in Near Infrared Spectroscopy. He holds 6 U.S patents and has published 2 books and numerous book chapters. He has acted as Associate editor for the Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy, Wiley (2001). He has served as Past president of Council for Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (CNIRS), Treasurer of the New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and as Past Chair of the New York section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. In addition he acts as Contributing editor and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Spectroscopy. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers dealing with design and development of scientific instrumentation, new concepts in computerized instrumentation and data analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mark Electronics, Suffern, NY, USA

Jerry Workman, Jr.

Jerry Workman, Jr. is Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Research

& Engineering at Argose Inc., Waltham, MA. In his career, Workman has

focused on molecular and electronic spectroscopy and chemometrics. He has

published over 200 scientific papers, 7 text volumes, and over 20 patents,

patents pending, and trade secrets. He received the B. A. degree in natural

sciences and M. A. degree in biological sciences and genetics from Saint

Mary's University of Minnesota, and the Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry

from Columbia Pacific University. He has completed technical management

certificates from Columbia University and MIT. He is a Fellow of the

American Institute of Chemists, the American Society for Testing and

Materials International, and the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2002 he was

the recipient of the ASTM International Award of Merit; IBC International

Scientist of the Year; and the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for

Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Near Infrared Spectroscopy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Argose Incorporated, Waltham, MA, U.S.A

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