aren't working in our favor here, either; if a specimen has 1 cfu/ml, we would actually need to sample almost 3 ml to achieve a 95 percent probability of getting that one colony.
The author covers concepts in probability and sampling statistics
, structural reliability theory, reliability analysis, risk assessment, and a wide variety of other related subjects over the course of the bookAEs four chapters.
Then, having clearly demonstrated a complete lack of understanding of sampling statistics
, this anonymous source goes off into a flight of fantasy.
It is assumed in what follows that [n.sub.1] and [n.sub.2] are sufficiently large to provide a joint normal distribution of the sampling statistics