This course aims to provide an introduction to methods of data analysis that are especially useful in dealing with geophysical data; while time series are emphasized, other types of statistical methods are also covered. The intention is to provide the student with background on a number of methods, and awareness of many others. The course is intended for first-year graduate students with a good undergraduate background in math.
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Random variables and distribution functions, including moments and joint distributions. |
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Common probability distributions. |
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Hypothesis testing, especially of distributions. |
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Statistical inference and estimation, including maximum liklihood and least squares. |
One source will be the fairly detailed class notes; in addition, we will use "A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics", by Dekking and others, which is available from Amazon.
Datasets used in the homework can be found here.