Contents 1 Applicants 1.1 Science 1.1.1 Isotopes 1.2 Business 1.3 Computer science 1.4 Economics 1.5 Engineering 1.6 Intelligence 1.7 Linguistics 1.8 Literature 1.9 Mathematics 1.10 Music 1.11 Philosophy 1.12 Psychotherapy 1.13 Public Policy 1.14 Signal processing 1.15 Statistics 1.16 Other 2 See also 3 References 4 External links Applicants[edit] Science[edit] A clinical chemistry analyzer; hand shows size See also:
Financial statement analysis – the analysis of the accounts and
the economic prospects of a firm
Fundamental analysis – a stock valuation method that uses
financial analysis
Computer science[edit]
Economics[edit] Agroecosystem analysis
Engineering[edit]
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The terms synthesis and analysis are used in mathematics in a more
special sense than in logic. In ancient mathematics they had a
different meaning from what they now have. The oldest definition of
mathematical analysis as opposed to synthesis is that given in
[appended to] Euclid, XIII. 5, which in all probability was framed by
Eudoxus: "
The analytic method is not conclusive, unless all operations involved in it are known to be reversible. To remove all doubt, the Greeks, as a rule, added to the analytic process a synthetic one, consisting of a reversion of all operations occurring in the analysis. Thus the aim of analysis was to aid in the discovery of synthetic proofs or solutions. James Gow uses a similar argument as Cajori, with the following
clarification, in his A Short History of Greek
The synthetic proof proceeds by shewing that the proposed new truth involves certain admitted truths. An analytic proof begins by an assumption, upon which a synthetic reasoning is founded. The Greeks distinguished theoretic from problematic analysis. A theoretic analysis is of the following kind. To prove that A is B, assume first that A is B. If so, then, since B is C and C is D and D is E, therefore A is E. If this be known a falsity, A is not B. But if this be a known truth and all the intermediate propositions be convertible, then the reverse process, A is E, E is D, D is C, C is B, therefore A is B, constitutes a synthetic proof of the original theorem. Problematic analysis is applied in all cases where it is proposed to construct a figure which is assumed to satisfy a given condition. The problem is then converted into some theorem which is involved in the condition and which is proved synthetically, and the steps of this synthetic proof taken backwards are a synthetic solution of the problem. Music[edit] Musical analysis – a process attempting to answer the question "How does this music work?" Schenkerian analysis Philosophy[edit] Philosophical analysis – a general term for the techniques used
by philosophers
Psychotherapy[edit] Psychoanalysis – seeks to elucidate connections among unconscious components of patients' mental processes Transactional analysis Public Policy[edit] Policy Analysis – The use of statistical data to predict the effects of policy decisions made by governments and agencies Qualitative Analysis– The use of anecdotal evidence to predict the effects of policy decisions or, more generally, influence policy decisions Signal processing[edit] Finite element analysis – a computer simulation technique used in engineering analysis Independent component analysis Link quality analysis – the analysis of signal quality Path quality analysis Fourier analysis Statistics[edit] In statistics, the term analysis may refer to any method used for data analysis. Among the many such methods, some are:
Other[edit] Aura analysis – a technique in which supporters of the method
claim that the body's aura, or energy field is analysed
Bowling analysis –
See also[edit]
Formal analysis Methodology Scientific method References[edit] ^ Michael Beaney (Summer 2012). "Analysis". The Stanford Encyclopedia
of Philosophy. Michael Beaney. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
^ Douglas Harper (2001–2012). "analysis (n.)". ONLINE ETYMOLOGY
DICTIONARY. Douglas Harper. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn
al-Haytham", MacTutor History of
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