This course aims to bring students to a level of knowledge of measurement methodologies that enable them to manage with autonomy simple laboratory experiments for the determination of mechanical quantities and calorimetry. Also aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of the theory of errors with elements of probability theory and stochastic variables.
At the end of the course the student will be able to: plan simple experiments of Physics, evaluate and treat the statistical and systematic errors of measurement. It will also have acquired a familiarity with the different methods of measurement and the ability to process and analyze statistically the results of measurements by means of suitable tools that help also their graphical representation, and summarize relations with the experiments themselves. The student will learn the basic concepts of probability theory, the key statistical distributions and their properties, the main statistical methods for data treatment.