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Statistical Tools in Astrophysics

NAAS003, 7.5hp

This is a PhD level course in astrophysics. The course is taught together with the advanced level course ASTM29 Statistical Tools in Astrophysics.

Course contents: Basic probability theory and statistics. The concept of probability, probability distributions, and Bayes' theorem. Sampling, moments, correlation, order statistics, and graphical presentation of data. Estimation of parameters and model fitting. The principle of Maximum Likelihood and least-squares method. Signal, noise, errors, and uncertainties.​


Paul McMillan, paul [at] astro [dot] lu [dot] se

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