Analysis of Observations
|Course code SURV3350||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Engineering|
This course gives an introduction to probability and statistical inference. This is applied to the least squares adjustment of survey and levelling networks as well as to the estimation of the precision of the computed coordinates or heights. In addition the application of least squares modelling to various areas of relevance to Surveyors is dealt with.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||1. To translate a stated problem in adjustment of field data to an analytical form |
2. To apply appropriate solution techniques to the problem
3. To be able to actually solve the problem
4. To decide if the outcome is sensible, and
5. To be aware of the precision of the outcome.
6. To have an understanding of concepts of statistics applied to surveying.
|Content||Statistics applied to surveying.|
Sampling distributions, confidence intervals, statistical tests.
Least squares adjustment by the condition and parametric methods.
Applications of least squares to simple problems.
Propagation of variance.
Absolute and relative error ellipses.
Pre-analysis of surveys, industrial applications of least squares, computer packages.
|Assumed Knowledge||Content covered in courses MATH1110, MATH1120.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Computer Lab: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for SURV3350|