the effective number

Application of series for research cross-corelation observations

When processing the results of measurements big role important presence of correlation values. To find the standard uncertainty need to know the effective number of uncorrelated observations. No correlation can consider could lead to incorrect evaluation of the standard uncertainty of the mean. Not always known autocorrelation function monitoring, and evaluation of the autocorrelation function on observations characterized by low accuracy, which can lead to incorrect finding effective number.