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Analyzing Light Curves: A Practical Guide By Grant Foster
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"Analyzing Light Curves: a Practical Guide" is exactly what the title says: a practical guide. It covers enough theory for the reader actually to understand what the methods mean, but... More > doesn't get bogged down in theoretical details, while boldly outlining both simple and very sophisticated methods. Topics include detecting when a signal is present, making mathematical models of trends, and detailed period analysis. This book aims to reach as wide an audience as possible, including advanced students and amateur astronomers who want to be able to understand the data they themselves have so painstakingly collected.< Less
Noise: Lies, Damned Lies, and Denial of Global Warming By Grant Foster
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In "Noise: Lies, Damned Lies, and Denial of Global Warming" statistician Grant Foster shows how the manipulation of figures can be used to mislead the average person about global climate... More > change. Using clear, plain language that can easily be understood by anyone, regardless of math grades, Foster arms the reader with the critical thinking skills necessary to help discern the signal of fact from the noise of misinformation.< Less
Understanding Statistics: Basic Theory and Practice By Grant Foster
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Understanding Statistics covers the most important statistical methods at an introductory level, assuming no prior knowledge of statistics and not requiring calculus. Rather than adopt a... More > "cookbook" approach, the emphasis is on understanding fundamental principles so the reader will know not just how it works, but why. This book provides a solid basis for a complete introduction to elementary statistics.< Less