Pareto Estimate Experiment
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet simulates a random sample from a Pareto distribution, and computes standard point estimates of the shape parameter. The bias and mean square error are also computed.
Probability Plot Experiment
This resource consists of a Java applet and Expository text. The applet simulates the probability plot that compares the empirical quantiles of a sample from a sampling distribution to the distribution quantiles of a test distribution. The sampling distribution, test distribution, and sample size can be specified.
Sample Mean Experiment
The resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet illustrates the distribution of the sample mean of a random sample from a given distribution. The sample size and the sampling distribution can be specified. The applet illustrates the central limit theorem.
Uniform Estimate Experiment
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet simulates a random sample from the uniform distribution on the interval [0,a], and computes standard point estimates of a. The bias and mean square error are also computed.
This course provides an introduction to stochastic processes in communications, signal processing, digital and computer systems, and control. Topics include continuous and discrete random processes, correlation and power spectral density, optimal filtering, Markov chains, and queuing theory.
Uncertainty in Engineering Analysis
This course on uncertainty in engineering analysis can also be referred to as probability and statistics for engineers. In particular, we will deal with the applications of probability and statistics to problems related to civil and environmental engineering.
USGS Natural Hazards and Public Safety
This USGS portal offers information about the origin, frequency, and distribution of natural geologic hazards and catastrophic events, and the resulting impacts on people, property, and the environment. Featured sites provide user-friendly information and graphics about earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, El Nino, hurricanes, and erosion studies. Information is available about both general topics and specific events, and each site includes additional links to a multitude of other resources within
Introduction to integration
Introduction to Integration. The video starts with a brief review of multiplying and factoring polynomials and finding derivatives. It than shows integration as reverse differentiation. Goes through examples and notation. The pen on paper presentation is clear and understandable. Provided by www.mathstutor.biz
Biological Soil Crusts
This USGS Canyonlands Research Station site features a series of web pages focusing on biological soil crusts. Biological soil crusts are the community of organisms living at the surface of desert soils. The site provides a menu of links to biological soil crust pages including Crusts 101: an introduction to biological soil crusts, an advanced page with a downloadable 90-page report on soil crusts, a gallery of biological soil crust images and figures, references, the Canyon Country Ecosystems R
Black Hills Hydrology Study
This USGS site contains information on the geology units, topography, and precipitation rates of the Black Hills as it relates to the hydrology. Included is a map defining the study area, precipitation graphs, a stratigraphic column, a map denoting the distribution of hydrogeologic units, a geologic cross section, and a photo of the hydrogeologic setting. Links to an introduction to this study, objectives, products, references, and digital map services are also available through this site.
Quake: 1906 San Francisco Quake
This site tells why the April 18, 1906, earthquake along the San Andreas Fault was one of the most significant earthquakes of all time. See photos, eyewitness accounts, the 1906 seismogram, and casualty and damage statistics. Learn about the flurry of scientific investigation unleashed by the quake and the advances that followed.
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
In the early 1960s, the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics started a revolution in the earth sciences. Since then, scientists have verified and refined this theory, and now have a much better understanding of how our planet has been shaped by plate-tectonic processes. We now know that, directly or indirectly, plate tectonics influences nearly all geologic processes, past and present. Indeed, the notion that the entire Earth's surface is continually shifting has profoundly changed the way
Small Business Management
Course Objectives: To provide students with an introduction to the world of small business and an understanding of what is needed to start/run a small business. To state that the small business is the most dominant form of business in society is not an overstatement: over 98% of the businesses in the country employ less than 100 people. Therefore, the majority of you will most likely be either starting, owning, or occupying a significant management position in a small firm sometime in your lifet
Elementary Abstract Algebra
This book is intended for a one semester introduction to abstract algebra. Available in postscript, pdf, and latex formats.
Levels of measurement
Aimed at statistics beginners, this learning object describes, and gives examples of, the four levels of measurement of data: nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio.
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Making sure the world's population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of the possible solutions the University's Centre for Clean Water Technologies is curr
Statistics - an intuitive introduction: introduction
Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.
Statistics - an intuitive introduction: normal distribution
One of the most common statistical distributions is the normal distribution. What does it tell us and how do we use it?
3.052 Nanomechanics of Materials and Biomaterials (MIT)
This course focuses on the latest scientific developments and discoveries in the field of nanomechanics, the study of forces and motion on extremely tiny (10-9 m) areas of synthetic and biological materials and structures. At this level, mechanical properties are intimately related to chemistry, physics, and quantum mechanics. Most lectures will consist of a theoretical component that will then be compared to recent experimental data (case studies) in the literature. The course begins with a ser
Introduction to String Field Theory
Introduction to String Field Theory