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Mathematical Statistics

Authored by: Andrei D. Polyanin , Alexander V. Manzhirov

Handbook of Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists

Print publication date:  November  2006
Online publication date:  November  2006

Print ISBN: 9781584885023
eBook ISBN: 9781420010510
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781420010510.ch21

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Abstract

The term “statistics” derives from the Latin word “status,” meaning “state.” Statistics comprises three major divisions: collection of statistical data, their statistical analysis, and development of mathematical methods for processing and using the statistical data to draw scientific and practical conclusions. It is the last division that is commonly known as mathematical statistics.

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