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Fundamentals Of Statistics | SC Gupta-Himalaya Publishing House House

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ISBN Number : 978-93-5051-769-7



No. Of Pages :1234



In the ancient times Statistics was regarded only as the science of statecraft and was used to collect information relating to crimes, military strength, population, wealth, etc., for devising military and fiscal policies. But today, Statistics is not merely a by-product of the administrative set-up of the State but it embrace all science-social, physical and is finding numerous application in various diversified fields such as agriculture industry, sociology, biometry, planning, economics, business, management, insurance and aiding, and so on. Statistics (theory and methods) in used extensively by the government business or management, organizations in planning future programmers and formulating policy decision. It is rather impossible to think of any sphere of human activity where Statistics dose not creep in. In fact, to a very striking degree, the modern culture has become a statistical culture and there is no ground for misgivings regarding the practical radical realization of the dream of H.G. Wells, “Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for effective citizenship as the ability to read and write”. The subject of Statistics has acquired tremendous progress in the recent past so much so that an elementary knowledge of Statistical methods has become a part of the general education in the curricula of many academic and professional courses.

The seventh thoroughly revised and enlarged edition of this indispensable book for all introductory and advance courses in Statistics in indented to cater to the students preparing for B.Com (Pass and Honors), B.A. (Economics Honors), M.Com, M.A. (Economics); CA, ICWA, MBA and other management courses. While retaining the basic features of earlier editions, this edition of the book includes TWO NEW Chapters (Chapters 26 and 27), and extensively revised, restructured, rewritten and updated material, with a number of distinct features.

Exhaustive and comprehensive coverage of all the topics on Statistics.

Step by step explanation of basic concepts in simple language.

Large number of illustrated solved example to give an insight into the basic concepts and a better understanding of the subject.

A number of properly graded problems in the exercise sets along with their answers. Hints to ticklish problems are given, wherever necessary.

Incorporates the latest examination papers od Indian Universities and professional courses like C.A., I.C.W.A. and M.B.A.


Contents :

1. Introduction – Meaning and Scope
2. Collection of Data
3. Classification and Tabulation
4. Diagrammatic and Graphic Representation
5. Averages or Measures of Central Tendency
6. Measures to Dispersion
7. Skewness, Moments and Kurtosis
8. Correlation Analysis
9. Linear Regression Analysis
10. Index Numbers
11. Time Series Analysis
12. Theory of Probability
13. Random Variable, Probability Distributors and Mathematical Expectation
14. Theoretical Distributions
15. Sampling Theory and Design of Sample Surveys
16. Theory of Estimation and Testing of Hypothesis
17. Large Sample Tests
18. Chi-square Test
19. Tests of Significance Based on t, F and Z Distribution
20. Interpolation and Extrapolation
21. Statistical Quality Control
22. Theory of Attributes
23. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
24. Interpretation of Data and Statistical Fallacies
25. Statistical Decision Theory
26. Non-Parametric Methods
27. Multiple and Partial Correlation and Regression
Appendix I: Numerical Tables
Appendix II: Bibliography



S.C. Gupta (born 1937), has a brilliant academic record with Honours in Mathematics (1957) from Punjab University, postgraduation in Mathematical Statistics (1959) and Mathematics (1966), both from Delhi University, and M.S. in Statistics (1970-72) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (U.S.A.). Mr. Gupta started his teaching career as a lecturer in the Department of Statistics, Meerut College, Meerut (July 1960 to March 1963) and then as Associate Lecturer in Statistics at I.T.T. Kharagpur (March 1963 to September 1963). He was an eminent and dedicated faculty member of Hindu College, University of Delhi, since September 1963 and retired as Associate Professor in Statistics in November 2002. Mr. Gupta was a `Visiting Scientist` at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta GA (U.S.A.) from July 1 to August 31, 2002 under MSEIP Programme to work in a special project on "Introductory Statistics", partly funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

During his teaching career spanning over four decades, Mr. Gupta has taught numerous Statistics courses like Statistical Methodology, Theory of Probability, Probability Distributions, Applied Statistics, Sample Surveys and Sampling Techniques, Design of Experiments, Theory of Estimation and Testing of Hypohtesis, etc. at undergraduate (Honours) level. He has also been associated with postgraduate teaching at the Department of Statistics, University of Delhi for over 15 years. A well-established author of international repute, he has written books on Mathematical Statistics, Fundamentals of Statistics, Applied Statistics, Business Statistics, Engineering Mathematics and Matrices, which have been prescribed as textbooks in most of the Universities. Reading, writing and teaching are still his main passion.

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