Statistics for Engineers and Scientists stands out for its crystal clear presentation of applied statistics. The book takes a practical approach to methods of statistical modeling and data analysis that are most often used in scientific work. This edition features a unique approach highlighted by an engaging writing style that explains difficult concepts clearly, along with the use of contemporary real world data sets, to help motivate students and show direct connections to industry and research. While focusing on practical applications of statistics, the text makes extensive use of examples to motivate fundamental concepts and to develop intuition.
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1) Sampling and Descriptive Statistics
3) Propagation of Error
4) Commonly Used Distributions
5) Confidence Intervals
6) Hypothesis Testing
7) Correlation and Simple Linear Regression
8) Multiple Regression
9) Factorial Experiments
10) Statistical Quality Control
Appendix A - Tables
Appendix B - Partial Derivatives
Appendix C - Bibliography
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
New to this Edition
A large number of new exercises have been included, many of which involve real data from recently published sources.
Many examples have been updated.
Material on resistance to outliers has been added to Chapter 1.
In addition to the extensive coverage of linear model diagnostic procedures covered, Chapter 7 now also contains material on interpreting the slope of the least-squares line.
The exposition has been improved.
Flexible presentation of probability addresses the needs of different courses. Allowing for a mathematically rigorous approach, the major results are derived from axioms, with proofs given for most of them. Each result is illustrated with an example or two to promote intuitive understanding.
Contemporary, real world data sets, are one of the defining features of this text. With a fresh approach to the subject, the author uses contemporary data sets to help motivate students and show direct connection to industry and research.
In line with modern trends, the text includes numerous examples of computer output and contains exercises suitable for solving with computer software. These examples and exercises involve interpreting, as well as generating, computer output. Also available with this text is the student edition of MINITAB (the widely used statistical software package).
A separate chapter provides extensive coverage of propagation of error, sometimes called "error analysis" or the "delta method." The coverage is more extensive than in most texts, with a flexible format allowing instructors to easily cover selected topics.
The text presents an extensive, self-contained introduction to simulation methods at a level appropriate for introductory students, including the bootstrap and applications to estimating probabilities, estimating bias, computing confidence intervals, and testing hypotheses.
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