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Statistical Distributions in Engineering

Statistical Distributions in Engineering


  • Author: Karl Bury, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Date Published: March 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635066

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  • Engineers face numerous uncertainties in the design and development of products and processes. To deal with the uncertainties inherent in measured information, they make use of a variety of statistical techniques. This 1999 book presents single-variable statistical distributions that are useful in engineering design and analysis. It lists significant properties of these distributions and describes methods for estimating parameters and their standard errors, constructing confidence intervals, testing hypotheses, and plotting data. Figures are used extensively to clarify concepts. Methods are illustrated by numerous fully worked examples in the form of Mathcad documents that readers can use as templates for their own data, eliminating the need for programming. Intended as both a text and reference, the book assumes an elementary knowledge of calculus and probability. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as practising engineers and scientists, will be able to use this book to solve practical problems connected with the uncertainty assessment in a wide range of engineering contexts.

    • Describes statistical methods can be used to solve practical problems in a wide range of engineering contexts
    • Each distribution chapter stands on its own to provide the information needed to work with that distribution
    • Methods are illustrated by fully worked Mathcad examples, eliminating the need for programming
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ' … the book is well structured and well written, particularly in the stand-alone chapters on the individual distributions … In summary, if your work or graduate study involves the statistical analysis of engineering data, Statistical Distributions in Engineering provides a good value reference.' J. E. Cooper, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

    'The book is well written, quite comprehensive and easy to follow. It is highly recommended for graduate students and researchers in engineering as well as practicing engineers and scientists who deal with uncertainty assessment in engineering contexts.' The American Statistician

    'As a reference, the book could serve a great variety of readers, not limited to engineers only, but to all kinds of readers involved in the application of statistics and statistical modelling.' D. Christozov, Measuring Science Technology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521635066
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 52 b/w illus. 5 tables 86 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Statistical Background:
    1. Introduction
    2. Statistics
    3. Inference
    Part II. Discrete Distributions:
    4. Introduction to discrete distributions
    5. Hypergeometric distributions
    6. Binomial distributions
    7. Negative binomial distributions
    8. Poisson distributions
    Part III. Continuous Distributions:
    9. Introduction to continuous distributions
    10. Normal distributions
    11. Log-Normal distributions
    12. Exponential distributions
    13. Gamma distributions
    14. Beta distributions
    15. Gumbel distributions
    16. Frechet distributions
    17. Weibull distributions

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    Karl Bury, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

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