Chapter 5. Polarization Statistics and Data Treatment

  1. Dr. David Clarke

Published Online: 10 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch5

Stellar Polarimetry

Stellar Polarimetry

How to Cite

Clarke, D. (2009) Polarization Statistics and Data Treatment, in Stellar Polarimetry, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628322.ch5

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527408955

Online ISBN: 9783527628322

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Keywords:

  • Polarimetry;
  • analogue-to-digital units (ADUs);
  • perfect normal curve (PNC);
  • signal-to-noise ratios;
  • instrumental polarization;
  • Mueller matrix

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Statistics

  • The Statistics of p

  • The Statistics of Position Angle

  • Instrumental Correction

  • Intrinsic/Interstellar Separation

  • Interpreting Measurements

  • References