Basic Statistics

Presents some common statistical values used to characterize data which have some random component.

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Basic Statistics Using Microsoft® Excel™

In this exercise, we briefly present the use of the Microsoft® Excel™ spreadsheet software to perform basic statistics. Excel is a powerful software program which can simplify a variety of analyses which are commonly performed in engineering.

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Basic Statistics in MATLAB®

In this exercise, we briefly present the use of MATLAB® to perform basic statistics. MATLAB is a powerful software program which can simplify a variety of analyses which are commonly performed in engineering.

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Ohm's Law

Design Challenge 2: Resistance Measurement Variations

We will use some basic statistical analyses in this section to examine measurement variations. Statistics are a way to quantify variations in results which are due to random effects—or minimize the significance of these effects on our final conclusions.

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