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Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists

ISBN: 9780534386696 | 0534386695
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Duxbury Press
Pub. Date: 12/5/2001

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1. PROBABILITY THEORY Probabilities. Events. Combinations of Events. Conditional Probability. Probabilities of Event Intersections. Posterior Probabilities. Counting Techniques. 2. RANDOM VARIABLES Discrete Random Variables. Continuous Random Variables. The Expectation of a Random Variable. The Variance of a Random Variable. Jointly Distributed Random Variables. Combinations and Functions of Random Variables. 3. DISCRETE PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS The Binomial Distribution. The Geometric and Negative Binomial Distributions. The Hypergeometric Distribution. The Poisson Distribution. The Multinomial Distribution. 4. CONTINUOUS PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS The Uniform Distribution. The Exponential Distribution. The Gamma Distribution. The Weibull Distribution. The Beta Distribution. 5. THE NORMAL DISTRIBUTION Probability Calculations Using the Normal Distribution. Linear Combinations of Normal Random Variables. Approximating Distributions with the Normal Distribution. Distributions Related to the Normal Distribution. 6. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS Experimentation. Data Presentation. Sample Statistics. Examples. 7. STATISTICAL ESTIMATION AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS Point Estimates. Properties of Point Estimates. Sampling Distributions. Constructing Parameter Estimates. 8. INFERENCES ON A POPULATION MEAN Confidence Intervals. Hypothesis Testing. Summary. 9. COMPARING TWO POPULATION MEANS Introduction. Analysis of Paired Samples. Analysis of Independent Samples. Summary. 10. DISCRETE DATA ANALYSIS Inferences on a population Proportion. Comparing Two Population Proportions. Goodness-of-Fit Tests for One-Way Contingency Tables. Testing for Independence in Two-Way Contingency Tables. 11. THE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE One Factor Analysis of Variance. Randomized Block Designs. 12. SIMPLE LINEAR REGRESSION AND CORRELATION The Simple Linear Regression Model. Fitting the Regression Line. Inferences on the Slope Parameter Ŗ1. Inferences on the Regression Line. Prediction Intervals for Future Response Values. The Analysis of Variance Tables. Residual Analysis. Variable Transformation. Correlation Analysis. 13. MULTIPLE LINEAR REGRESSION AND NONLINEAR REGRESSION Introduction to Multiple Linear Regression. Examples of Multiple Linear Regression. matrix Algebra Formulation of Multi-le Linear Regression. Evaluating Model Adequacy. Nonlinear Regression. 14. MULTIFACTOR EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS Experiments with Two Factors. Experiments with Three or More Factors. 15. NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICAL ANALYSIS The analysis of a single Population. Comparing Two Populations. Comparing Three or More Populations. 16. QUALITY CONTROL METHODS Introduction. Statistical Process control. Variable Control Charts. Attribute Control Charts. Acceptance Sampling. 17. RELIABILITY ANALYSIS AND LIFE TESTING System Reliability. Modeling Failure Rates. Life Testing. TABLES. ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED PROBLEMS. INDEX.

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