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Experimental Methods for Science and Engineering Students


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Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; 1. Introduction to experimentation; 2. Characteristics of experimental data; 3. Graphical presentation of data; 4. Dealing with uncertainties; 5. Statistical approach to variability in measurements; 6. Fitting a line to x-y data using the method of least squares; 7. Report writing and presentations; 8. Using Excel to present and analyse data; 9. Computer-aided data capture; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Solutions to exercises and problems; Further reading; References; Index.

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An overview of experimental methods providing practical advice to students seeking guidance with their experimental work.

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Les Kirkup is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney, and Honorary Professor in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. He has devised laboratory programmes and taught extensively in undergraduate laboratories. He has been recognised for his work supporting student learning in laboratories with two national fellowships, and the Australian Institute of Physics Education Medal.

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