Stephen Vardeman and J. Marcus Jobe's motivating new book is appropriate for students in introductory engineering statistics courses, including chemical, mechanical, environmental, civil, electrical, and industrial. The authors stress the practical issues in data collection and the interpretation of the results of statistical studies over mathematical theory. Using real data and scenario examples to teach readers how to apply statistical methods, the book clearly and patiently helps students learn to solve engineering problems. The book's practical, applied approach encourages students to do" statistics by carrying data collection and analysis projects all the way from problem formulation to preparation of professional technical reports."
A text emphasizing real application and implications of statistics in engineering practice. Practical issues of engineering data collection receive early consideration, as do descriptive and graphical methods and the ideas of least squares curve- and surface-fitting and factorial analysis. More emphasis is given to the making of statistical intervals than to significance testing. Features real engineering data and chapter-long case studies that illustrate concepts in realistic situations, plus use of computer output, key formulas, and exercises. This is an abridgement and modernization of Vardeman's , which was published in 1994 by PWS Publishing. Vardeman is affiliated with Iowa State University. Jobe is affiliated with Miami University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)