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"If we only know the result of an experiment but do not know the error, then we are completely unable to judge the significance of the result."

Statistics deals with what the significance of a measurement depends upon and how it is expressed in practice.

In this module, we discuss statistics, with illustrative examples, under the following headings:

Common distributions
Parameter estimation
Measuring a peak
Measurement limits


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