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# Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 4th Edition

Montgomery and Runger’s best-selling engineering statistics text provides a practical approach that is more oriented to engineering and the chemical and physical sciences than many similar texts.  It's packed with unique problem sets that reflect realistic situations engineers will encounter in their working lives.

This book provides modern coverage of engineering statistics, focusing on how statistical tools are integrated into the engineering problem-solving process.  All major aspects of engineering statistics are covered, including descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, statistical test and confidence intervals for one and two samples, building regression models, designing and analyzing engineering experiments, and statistical process control.  Developed with sponsorship from the National Science Foundation, this text incorporates many insights from the authors' teaching experience along with feedback from numerous adopters of previous editions.

This text is suitable for a one- or two-term course in probability and statistics for all engineering majors.

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Chapter 1. The Role of Statistics in Engineering.

Chapter 2. Probability.

Chapter 3. Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distributions.

Chapter 4. Continuous Random Variables and Probability Distributions.

Chapter 5. Joint Probability Distributions.

Chapter 6. Random Sampling and Data Description.

Chapter 7. Point Estimation of Parameters.

Chapter 8. Statistical Intervals for a Single Sample.

Chapter 9. Tests of Hypotheses for a Single Sample.

Chapter 10. Statistical Inference for Two Samples.

Chapter 11. Simple Linear Regression and Correlation.

Chapter 12. Multiple Linear Regression.

Chapter 13. Design and Analysis of Single-Factor Experiments: The Analysis of Variance.

Chapter 14. Design of Experiments with Several Factors.

Chapter 15. Nonparametric Statistics.

Chapter 16. Statistical Quality Control.

Appendix A. Statistical Tables and Charts.

Appendix B: Answers to Selected Exercises.

Appendix C: Bibliography Available at www.wiley.com/college/montgomery.

Glossary.

Index.

Applications in Examples and Exercises Continued.

New To This Edition
•   25% new homework Exercises:

-Even more varied background for problems (including EE, CS, bioengineering), and more real data/real sources.

-Both simpler and more difficult problems, organized based on level of difficulty.

-Students are asked to select and/or critique the method for solving a problem.

-Students are asked to analyze and interpret the results, and make a recommendation.

-More computer problems.

• Bayes’ Theorem is highlighted more.
• Binomial distribution is included in the text.
• One-sided confidence intervals are highlighted more.
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-Detailed Problem Solutions that are interactive in  Problems and Solutions

-Animations of Key Examples in Interactive Applications

-A concepts database, also interactive in Chapter Concepts Summary works like a glossary, but also linked to problems. So, choose a concept and search all the problems linked to that concept!

Hallmark Features
• Real Engineering Applications - Treatment of all topics is oriented towards real engineering applications.  In the probability chapters, the authors do not emphasize counting methods or artificial applications such as gambling.
• Real Data, Real Engineering Situations - Examples and exercises throughout text use real data and real engineering situations.  This motivates students to learn new concepts and gives them a taste of practical engineering experience.
• Probability - Coverage of probability is lively and interesting.  It is complete but concise so as not to take over the content of the entire text.
• Regression Modeling, DOE, and SQC - An unusually thorough amount of coverage of regression modeling, design of engineering experiments, and statistical process control makes the book useful as a reference for many important topics.

Reviews
‘Readers will find the content of the book to be useful in engineering problem solving and decision making.’ (Zentralblatt MATH,1102,May 2007)

## Available Versions

Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 4th Edition
by Douglas C. Montgomery, George C. Runger
ISBN 978-0-471-74589-1