FX003 Experiment setup and interpretation

Faculty of Science
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
2/2. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Josef Humlíček, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vlastimil Křápek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Josef Humlíček, CSc.
Department of Condensed Matter Physics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Josef Humlíček, CSc.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
The aim is at the probability theory and its application in the evaluation of experimental data, in particular, in the statistical estimates and testing of hypotheses. The skills are used in planning experiments.
  • Probability, random variables. Random vector, statistical dependence. Central limit theorem. Multidimensional normal distribution. Standard probability distributions and their relationships. Statistical estimates, maximum likelihood, least squares. Position of an unknown symmetrical distribution. Linear model for multiple unknowns. Nonlinear model, numerical minimization. Statistical tests. Pearson and Kolmogorov method.
  • BRANDT, Siegmund. Data analysis : statistical and computational methods for scientists and engineers. Translated by Glen Cowan. 3rd ed. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1998. xxxiv, 652. ISBN 0387984984. info
  • HUMLÍČEK, Josef. Statistické zpracování výsledků měření. 1. vyd. Brno: Rektorát UJEP, 1984. 101 s. info
  • EADIE, W. T. Statističeskije metody v eksperimental'noj fizike : Statistical methods in experimental physics (Orig.) : Statistical methods in experimental physics (Orig.). Moskva: Atomizdat, 1976. 334 s. info
Assessment methods
Final project evaluating computer-generated data: estimates, identification of outliers, testing data dstribution, evaluation of indirect measurements, statistical dependence of retrieved parameters.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Předmět určen pro studenty Fyzikálního inženýrství VUT.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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