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Surveying (SUR)

SUR 241 Surveying Measurement Analysis (3) Statistical error analysis of surveying measurements; propagation of random errors; confidence intervals and statistical testing. Lab.

SUR 241 Surveying Measurement Analysis (3)

Surveying Measurement Analysis explores the fundamental concepts of statistical error analysis with applications to surveying measurements. It covers the normal distribution function and theories describing the fundamental procedures in data including measures of central tendency and measures of data variation. It then explores sampling distribution theory and develops statistical confidence intervals and testing using the X2 , students t, and F distributions. Fundamental concepts in the propagation of variance are developed and applied to the traditional surveying observations of angles, distances, azimuths, elevation differences. These error propagation techniques are further used to explore the propagation of variance in traditional traverse computations. The accompanying lab exercises help reinforce and validate the theoretical foundations of this class.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: SUR 111
Concurrent: MATH 083 or MATH 140

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