Study Guide:    Probabilities and Distributions

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Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science, 2nd Edition
   Graham Currell and Antony Dowman, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

This study unit aims to develop the skills for handling simple calculations in science involving the application of basic probabilities and statistical distributions to experimental data. This is achieved by references given to sections and pages in the study text, Essential Mathematics and Statistics for Science, and associated QVA tutorials - questions with video worked answers.
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Basic Probability. Study Text: Section 7.4 (p190)
QVA tutorial

Bayesian Statistics for Forensic Science. Study Text: Bayesian statistics
QVA tutorial

Permutations, combinations and binomial probabilities. Study Text: Section 7.5 (p203)
QVA tutorial

Binomial and Poisson probabilities. Study Text: Section 8.4 (p230)
QVA tutorial

Frequency distribution of data. Study Text: Section 7.3 (p176)
QVA tutorial


This new Study Guide is in the process of development - any comments, corrections or suggestions welcome: graham.currell@uwe.ac.uk