What kind of math is this?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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  3. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    More specifically, it's "Quantitative Techniques in Geography" :p
     
  4. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Any recommendation on a good book to get ready for Statistics?
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, will give you a head-start.
     
  6. KompleX macrumors regular

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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.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Well, I was a stats major in undergrad. I know my spiders.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. smithrh macrumors 68020

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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.
     

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