Analysis of Observations
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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.
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.
Content covered in courses MATH1110, MATH1120.
Modes of Delivery
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