PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS provides a one-semester, calculus-based introduction to engineering statistics that focuses on making intelligent sense of real engineering data and interpreting results. Traditional topics are presented thorough an accessible modern framework that emphasizes the statistical thinking, data collection and analysis, decision-making, and process improvement skills that engineers need on a daily basis to solve real problems. The book continues to be driven by its hallmark array of engineering applicationsthoroughly expanded and modernized for the 5th editionwhich tackle timely, interesting, and illuminating scenarios that show students the rich context behind the concepts. Within the presentation of topics and applications the authors continually develop users' intuition for collecting their own real data, analyzing it with the latest graphical tools, and interpreting the results with a goal of improving quality control and problem-solving process. Users will not only gain solid understanding of concepts and their real-life practicality, but will learn to become active statistical practitioners for their own future careers.
The breadth of statistical applications in the sciences is demonstrated by the use of problems dealing with energy, pollution, weather, chemical processes, size and abundance of animals, and earthquakes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)