CHM 167: INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR THE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Table of Contents

Course Topics

Introduction

1. Histograms

A. Class Intervals and the Frequency Histogram

B. Fraction and Frequency Per Cent Histograms

C. Area Frequency Histograms

D. Extension of the Idea of Area Frequency Histograms

E. Histogram Calculations

2. Statistical Terms and Definitions

A. Accuracy

B. Precision

3. Calculation of Mean, Variance, Standard Deviation, and Standard Error

A. Mean, Variance, and Standard Deviation

B. Standard Error

4. Normal Distributions: The Normal Distribution Table and Relevant Calculations

5. Criteria for Rejection of Experimental Results

A.The Q Test

B. Rejection Tests for Larger Sample Sizes

6. Case I. Both Universe Mean and Universe Standard Deviation Known

A. Background: The Terminology of Significance Tests

B. Applications of Case I.

7. Case II. Universe Mean Known; Universe Standard Deviation Not Known : The t-Test for a Single Sample

8. Case III. The Difference Between Two Averages

A. The F Test

B. The t-Test for Two Samples

9. Introduction to Propagation of Errrors

A. Addition and Subtraction

B. Multiplication and Division


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