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Biometrics: Modelling of biological phenomena. (Biométrie: Modélisation de phénomènes biologiques.) (French) Zbl 0789.62091
Paris: Masson. xxii, 553 p. (1993).
This book is written as an up-to-date text aimed primarily at the academic biologist. The text develops the subject from an elementary introduction up to the advanced methods necessary nowadays for biological research and for an understanding of the published literature. Much of agricultural work is by its very nature experimental. This book, while furnishing ample directions for the analysis of experimental work, also stresses descriptive and analytical statistical studies of biological phenomena.
The subject matters are arranged in the following chapters: 1. How to decide in a random universe; 2. The principles of sampling; 3. The study of one population; 4. Chi-square statistic and its use; 5. Dependency and correlations; 6. Tools for representing a sample; 7. Map representations of a sample; 8. Cluster representations of a sample; 9. Simple linear regression; 10. The study of two populations; 11. The study of several populations without structure; 12. Analysis of variance; 13. Experimental design; 14. From multiple regression to linear models; 15. Verification of assumptions; 16. Variations on linear relations; 17. Introduction to nonlinear models; 18. Dependent observations; 19. Modelling dynamic systems. At the end we can find two appendices. Appendix 1: Computations, precision and software; Appendix 2: Statistical tables: Programs and usual values.
This is a very important useful textbook in the field of biometrics, presenting especially linear and nonlinear models.

MSC:
62P10 Applications of statistics to biology and medical sciences; meta analysis
62-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to statistics
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