SCIENZE BIOLOGICHE, GEOLOGICHE E AMBIENTALIGeological SciencesAcademic Year 2022/2023
9796730 - MATEMATICA STATISTICA ED ELABORAZIONE DATI PER LE SCIENZE DELLA TERRA
Module STATISTICA ED ELABORAZIONE DATI PER LE SCIENZE DELLA TERRA
Teacher: Paolo MAZZOLENI
Expected Learning Outcomes
The student will learn: 1) the meaning of the geological data; 2) methods for numerically and graphically description of geological data; 3) the statistical approach to geological data; 3) the meaning of measurement errors.
The student will also acquire the skills to carry out simple statistical calculations even with the use of spreadsheets
The lectures will also be carried out with exercises to be carried out in the classroom
no prerequisites are required
Attendance of Lessons
Detailed Course Content
Introduction to statistics; Introduction to geological data; Types of data; Numerical and graphic representations of geological data; Populations, samples and variables; Frequency distribution; Normal distribution; Sampling methods; Measurement errors
notes provided by the teacher
| ||Subjects||Text References|
|1||introduction to statistics||notes|
|2||the geological data||notes|
|4||graphical representation of univariate and bivariate data||notes|
|5||mean, median and mode||notes|
variane e standard deviation||notes|
|7||histograms and frequency distribution||notes|
|8||the normal distribution||notes|
|9||elements of probability analysis||notes|
|10||measurement errors, accuracy and precision||notes|
Learning Assessment Procedures
During the oral exam the student will have to demonstrate the aquisition of the main characteristics of geological data and the use of the main methods of graphical and numerical representation as well as the basic concepts of descriptive statistics
Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises
what are the scales in which the data can be divided?
Having a normal frequency distribution how can we calculate the probability?
What is the difference between accuracy and precision of a measurement?
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