The book has been designed in an attractive and easily read format, with many diagrams and the use of margin notes to highlight important features.
The authors are all very well known in the field and they bring a complementary range of experience and interests to this project. Tormod Næs has a PhD in statistics and is Senior Scientist at Nofima and Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen. His main interest is developing and applying multivariate methods. The late Tomas Isaksson was Professor of Food Science at the Agricultural University of Norway. He worked in the area of non-destructive quality analysis and chemometrics. Tom Fearn is Professor of Applied Statistics at University College London. He has worked in the area of multivariate calibration and discrimination for over 30 years. Tony (A.M.C.) Davies first used multiple regression analysis in 1965. He works as an NIR consultant and has been writing about chemometrics since 1989.
This Second Edition includes Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for references where these are available, facilitating the finding of references online.
- Univariate calibration and the need for multivariate methods
- Multicollinearity and the need for data compression
- Data compression by PCR and PLS
- Interpreting PCR and PLS solutions
- Data compression by variable selection
- Data compression by Fourier analysis and wavelets
- Non-linearity problems in calibration
- Scatter correction of spectroscopic data
- The idea behind an algorithm for locally weighted regression
- Other methods used to solve non-linearity problems
- Outlier detection
- Monitoring calibration equations
- Standardisation of instruments
- Qualitative analysis/classification
- Abbreviations and symbols
- Technical details
- NIR spectroscopy
- Proposed calibration and classification procedures
- Subject index