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AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) provides educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.en-usealmasy@scout.wisc.eduealmasy@scout.wisc.eduSat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500http://www.rssboard.org/rss-2-0-1Hall Effect Measurements
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13075The objective of this Web site is twofold: (1) to describe the Hall measurement technique for determining the carrier density and mobility in semiconductor materials and (2) to initiate an electronic interaction forum where workers interested in the Hall effect can exchange ideas and information. It includes an introductory description of the Hall measurement technique and covers basic principles, equipment, and recommended procedures. Keywords: Conductance, conductivity, resistance, resistivityThu, 26 Jul 2012 11:18:20 -0500National Institute of Standards and Technology: Manufacturing Portal
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=17832The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a long history in the U.S. Government, funded in 1901 as the first federal physical science research laboratory. One of their emphases is on manufacturing. The areas covered on their website include green manufacturing, lean manufacturing (more efficient manufacturing), process improvement, and systems integration. Once visitors choose a subject area, they will have the choice to check out even more specific topics to investigate. There is also a "News and Events" section, and one news item that will thrill visitors is the "New Video Showcases NIST-Hosted Robotics Competitions in China," which highlights the best of the Mobile Microrobotics and Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competitions. There is also a "Latest Publications" section, some with only an abstract and some with full-text articles. The publication entitled "Co-X Panel Discussion" reveals that Co-X stands for robots with which humans will co-exist, and that is cocktail party fodder for sure.Wed, 21 Sep 2011 03:00:05 -0500Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopic Data
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16588This National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) site contains atomic spectroscopic reference data. Information can be accessed through a variety of means, such as an interactive periodic table and dropdown lists of elements organized by name or atomic number. Data available includes isotope abundance, electron configuration, nuclear spin, magnetic moment, ionization energies, spectral line wavelengths and intensities, and energy level information. References are also given.Thu, 26 May 2011 03:00:02 -0500Short Tandem Repeat DNA Internet Database
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=16598This website contains comprehensive information relating to forensic DNA analysis. It has material from an introductory to an advanced level on forensic DNA technology. The material provides general information on DNA markers that are of interest to human identification. The site contains both introductory and in-depth discussions of short tandem repeats (STRs) and other DNA markers currently used by the forensic community. Powerpoint and PDF presentations on STR training material are available and can be readily downloaded.Fri, 8 Apr 2011 03:00:03 -0500Record-breaking Detector May Aid Nuclear Inspections
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13259This article published on March 14, 2006, tells about the record-breaking detector that may aid in nuclear inspections. Scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have designed and demonstrated the world's most accurate gamma ray detector, which is expected to be useful eventually in verifying inventories of nuclear materials and detecting radioactive contamination in the environment. Researchers expect the 100-detector array to measure 1 square centimeter in size. The NIST team already has developed multiplexed readout systems to measure the signals from large sensor arrays, and recent advances in commercial refrigeration technology are expected to allow push button operation of the system without liquid cryogens. The ongoing research is funded by NIST and by the U.S. Department of Energy.Thu, 23 Sep 2010 03:00:01 -0500Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=13215The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology consists of a Research Program and the Nanofab, a shared-use facility providing economical access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nano-measurement tools. The CNST Nanofab is now available for use by non-NIST users. See "What we do", to the left, for a description of CNST and its Research Program as well as the CNST Nanofab and its use policies.Tue, 18 May 2010 03:00:02 -0500Statistical Reference Datasets: Archives
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9081The datasets on this page are classified by analysis techniqueand by level of difficulty (lower, average, higher). They were originally intended to test statistical software. The sets cover these topics: ANOVA, linear regression, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, nonlinear regression, and univariate summary statistics. This is a nice collection as it not only contains raw data but also helps explain the different methods and tests.Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:00:02 -0500Exploratory Data Analysis Case Studies (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9136This part of the NIST Engineering Statistics Handbook, created by authors James Filliben and Alan Heckart, contains case studies for Exploratory Data Analysis. Some of the topics include normal and uniform random numbers, reliability using airplane glass failure times, and analysis of primary factors using ceramic strength. Each different lesson contains background information, interpretation methods and even example to work through. This is a nice collection of interactive statistics lessons.Fri, 26 Jun 2009 03:00:01 -0500Tables for Probability Distributions (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9151Created by Alan Heckert and James Filliben, this lesson, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Statistics handbook, contains links to web pages which have tables of values for various distributions. More specifically, these distributions consist of: the cumulative distribution function for the standard normal distribution, upper critical values of the Student's t-distribution, upper critical values of the F-distribution, upper critical values of the Chi-square distribution, critical values of t-distribution for testing the output of a linear calibration line at three points and upper critical values of the normal PPCC distribution. All of these together make a useful collection of statistical resources for either instructors or students.Thu, 18 Jun 2009 03:00:02 -0500Graphical Techniques: By Problem Category (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9154Created by Alan Heckert and James Filliben, this part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Statistics handbook describes different graphs and plots used in exploratory data analysis. More specifically, these graphs and plots consist of: univariate (y = c + e), time series (y = f(t) + e), one factor (y = f(x) + e), multi-factor/comparative (y = f(xp, x1, x2,...,xk) + e), multi-factor/screening (y = f(x1,x2,x3,...,xk) + e), regression (y = f(x1,x2,x3,...,xk) + e), interlab (y1,y2) = f(x) + e) and multivariate (y1,y2,...yp). Each section contains a sample plot, a definition, questions, related techniques, a case study and software. This is a great overview of a myriad of different graphical techniques.Fri, 12 Jun 2009 03:00:01 -0500Gallery of Distributions (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9155Created by Alan Heckert and James Filliben, this page, part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Statistics handbook, contains links to web pages describing most of the more commonly used distributions. The section focuses on both continuous and discrete distributions, some of these include: normal, t, exponential, uniform, f, chi-square, binomial, poisson, etc. Each distribution contains graphs, definitions, comments and software. This is a great collection for students learning about different types of distributions for statistical analysis.Thu, 11 Jun 2009 03:00:02 -0500What Are Outliers In The Data?
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=8515Created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.), this excerpt from Engineering Statistics Handbook gives a definition for and examples of outliers. A sub-page also discusses "Grubbs' Test" for outliers. The main page outlines the example in this way: definition of outliers, ways to describe data, box plot construction, box plots with fences, outlier detection criteria, and an example of an outlier box plot. The resource using both text and images to help describe the concepts. This would be a great teaching resource for instructors in the statistics field.Thu, 7 May 2009 03:00:02 -0500Process Modeling (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9146Created by Alan Heckert and James Filliben, this chapter of the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Engineering Statistics handbook presents information on the statistical modeling of an engineering process. It contains an introduction, discussion of the assumptions, information about data collection and analysis, a discussion of what can be concluded from different process models, and case studies. This final section is quite interesting. It offers four different studies, they consist of: load cell output, the Alaskan Pipeline, ultrasonic reference block and the thermal expansion of copper. Once students go through the theories presented, the case studies allow them to apply this knowledge.Thu, 26 Feb 2009 03:00:02 -0600Assessing Product Reliability (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9148Created by Alan Heckert and James Filliben, this chapter of the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Engineering Statistics handbook describes the terms, models and techniques used to evaluate and predict product reliability. It contains an introduction, discussions on the assumptions, and sections on reliability data collection and analysis. The lesson is a fairly detailed overview of the statistical theories and applications of product reliability.Mon, 23 Feb 2009 03:00:02 -0600Process Improvement (Engineering Statistics Handbook)
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https://amser.org/amser/index.php?P=FullRecord&ResourceId=9145Created by Alan Heckert and James Filliben, this chapter of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Engineering Statistics handbook provides information on the process improvement of experimental design. It contains an introduction, a discussion of assumptions, a discussion of choice of experimental design, a discussion of the analysis of data, an advanced studies section and case studies. The case studies focus on very detailed examinations of these theories. More specifically they are: the eddy current probe sensitivity study and Sonoluminescent light intensity study. This is a nice lesson plan as it introduces the theories and then allows students to directly apply them to case studies.Fri, 20 Feb 2009 03:00:02 -0600