Maths and physics round-up 1

November 27, 2008

Statistical Hypothesis Testing: Theory and Methods

Authors: Ning-Zhong Shi and Jian Tao

Edition: First

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing and Imperial College Press

Pages: 320

Price: £46.00

ISBN 9789812814364

Statistical Hypothesis Testing presents theory and methods of statistical hypothesis testing based on measure theory. The statistical space is a measurable space adding a family of probability measures. The book includes some typical data sets, such as the relation between race and the death penalty verdict and the behaviour of food intake of two kinds of Zucker rats.

Everyday Probability and Statistics: Health, Elections, Gambling and War

Author: Michael M. Woolfson

Edition: First

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing and Imperial College Press

Pages: 236

Price: £35.00 and £19.00

ISBN 9781848160316 and 0321

Probability and statistics impinge on the life of the average person in many ways. This book presents important results of probability and statistics without making heavy mathematical demands. It should allow readers to assess statistical information properly and understand that the same information can be presented in different ways.

Naive Lie Theory

Author: John Stillwell

Edition: First

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 218

Price: £.99

ISBN 9780387782140

This presents an introduction to Lie theory with a focus on the so-called classical groups that capture the symmetries of real, complex and quaternion spaces. These symmetry groups may be represented by matrices, which allow them to be studied by elementary methods from calculus and linear algebra.

Group Theory: Birdtracks, Lie's, and Exceptional Groups

Author: Predrag Cvitanovi'c

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 280

Price: £23.95

ISBN 9780691118369

Cvitanovi'c systematically develops, explains and applies diagrammatic projection operators to construct all semi-simple Lie algebras, both classical and exceptional. The invariant tensors are presented in a somewhat unconventional, but in recent years widely used, "birdtracks" notation inspired by the Feynman diagrams of quantum field theory.

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