What kind of math is this?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Mar 20, 2011.

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3. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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More specifically, it's "Quantitative Techniques in Geography"

4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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Any recommendation on a good book to get ready for Statistics?

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Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, will give you a head-start.

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although i've never used this book, it looks like an acceptable text in introductory statistics. my roommate used it and passed the class with a b even though he was wasted throughout the quarter. i would go ahead and buy the 3rd edition used as it is cheap!

http://www.amazon.com/Statistics-Pe...tmm_pap_title_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1300663030&sr=8-1

7. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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Sigma, slash, parentheses x minus x divided by the size number of the sample

Infinity equals 0.01, which can be is p (probability) > or < than .01 scale

I hate stats

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... I am never going to look at a sigma the same way now. Thanks for that.

10. Surely Guest

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Well, I was a stats major in undergrad. I know my spiders.

11. Raid macrumors 68020

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It's not an infinity symbol; it's the greek letter alpha which is used in statistics to denote the confidence interval (or the probably of Type I error) occurring in testing hypothesis.

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Stats is usually a painful course, but if taught well it will be extremely revealing. I took a look at some of the sample pages from the other poster's link to that book offered on Amazon, that may be a useful start.

It's also something that _will_ be useful, at some point, in any tech or business career.