A 5 ECTS
credit course autumn 2018
in Exactum, room B120
Exercise session Thursdays
in Physicum, room D106
Professor Kenneth Österberg
floor, room C327, reception after lectures
Physicum, 3rd floor, room B322
concepts: experimental errors and their correct interpretation,
frequentist & Bayesian interpretation of probability, the most
common distributions and their applications.
Carlo methods & statistical tests: basics of Monte Carlo
methods, the concepts of a hypothesis, a test statistic and the
basic principles for the rejection of a hypothesis.
& error estimation: the concept of estimation, the maximum
likelihood method (suurimman uskottavuuden
menetelmä) and the method of least squares (pienimmän
intervals & Unfolding
The course should provide the
student a firm basis to statistically correctly analyze data from an
physics experiment and do a valid interpretation of the result.
Course Grading (for autumn 2018)
Exercises (10 papers)
gives at maximum 36 points (weight: 50 %),
Home exam gives at
maximum 36 points (weight: 50 %),
Written exam gives at maximum
36 points (weight: 50 %).
The two best of these three will be
used for making the course grade
(you may choose to do only
one out of the two exams if you wish).
latest on Thursdays, notification by e-mail, to be returned following
Wednesday before 12.00 Finnish time.
papers available here (pdf).
To be returned either to
the locked box (rightmost row, 2nd from bottom) at Physicum's 2nd
floor or by e-mail to fredrik.oljemark(at)helsinki.fi
answers to exercises available here (pdf).
exam (date & time to be determined)
exam at general exam (date & time to be determined)
departmental exams: 17.6.2015,
lecture on Fri 7.9.2018 !!
First exercise paper given
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