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Title:
Into statistics : a guide to understanding statistical concepts in engineering and the sciences
Author:
Smith, Peter J., 1954-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Singapore ; New York : Springer, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xi, 534 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9789813083899
Format :
Book

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Central Library QA276.12 .S585 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Into Statistics: A Guide to Understanding Statistical Concepts in Engineering and the Sciences is a textbook for undergraduate students with a view to teaching the formal concepts of statistics in a lively relevant way. Features of the book include: - software applications (MINITAB); - real data in examples and exercises; - innovative exercises of grades difficulty following each chapter; - real situations that students can relate to; - extensive use of data analytic techniques with step-by-step worked examples and integrated use of software; - interesting diverse application areas including engineering, business and social science; - emphasis on the visual qualities of data; - innovative computer exercises finish each chapter. The book assumes a high school mathematics background and a concurrent course in Calculus. It teaches from first principles, providing simple proofs, where appropriate. All formulas are explained. This is a rigorous introductory text.


Table of Contents

On Sorting data
The Impact of Mean and Variance
Assessing Probabilities
Random Variables
Sums of Independent Random Variables
Distribution of Counts
Modelling with Probability Density Functions
Joint Distributions: When Independence Fails
Sampling
Parameter Hunting with Points and Intervals
One-Sample Significance Tests
Two-Sample Investigations
Multiple-Sample Investigations
Regression and Correlation
Appendices
Answers
References
Index

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