Statistical Design of Experiments with Engineering Applications

Author: Kamel Rekab
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1574446258
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In today's high-technology world, with flourishing e-business and intense competition at a global level, the search for the competitive advantage has become a crucial task of corporate executives. Quality, formerly considered a secondary expense, is now universally recognized as a necessary tool. Although many statistical methods are available for determining quality, there has been no guide to easy learning and implementation until now. Filling that gap, Statistical Design of Experiments with Engineering Applications, provides a ready made, quick and easy-to-learn approach for applying design of experiments techniques to problems. The book uses quality as the main theme to explain various design of experiments concepts. The authors examine the entire product lifecycle and the tools and techniques necessary to measure quality at each stage. They explain topics such as optimization, Taguchi's method, variance reduction, and graphical applications based on statistical techniques. Wherever applicable the book supplies practical rules of thumb, step-wise procedures that allow you to grasp concepts quickly and apply them appropriately, and examples that demonstrate how to apply techniques. Emphasizing the importance of quality to products and services, the authors include concepts from the field of Quality Engineering. Written with an emphasis on application and not on bogging you down with the theoretical underpinnings, the book enables you to solve 80% of design problems without worrying about the derivation of mathematical formulas.

Applied Time Series Analysis

Author: Wayne A. Woodward
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439818371
Format: PDF, ePub
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Virtually any random process developing chronologically can be viewed as a time series. In economics, closing prices of stocks, the cost of money, the jobless rate, and retail sales are just a few examples of many. Developed from course notes and extensively classroom-tested, Applied Time Series Analysis includes examples across a variety of fields, develops theory, and provides software to address time series problems in a broad spectrum of fields. The authors organize the information in such a format that graduate students in applied science, statistics, and economics can satisfactorily navigate their way through the book while maintaining mathematical rigor. One of the unique features of Applied Time Series Analysis is the associated software, GW-WINKS, designed to help students easily generate realizations from models and explore the associated model and data characteristics. The text explores many important new methodologies that have developed in time series, such as ARCH and GARCH processes, time varying frequencies (TVF), wavelets, and more. Other programs (some written in R and some requiring S-plus) are available on an associated website for performing computations related to the material in the final four chapters.

Quality By Experimental Design 3rd Edition

Author: Thomas B. Barker
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420056409
Format: PDF
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Continuing a best-selling tradition, the third edition of Quality by Experimental Design uses the same easy-to-read and understand format that made the previous two editions so popular with newcomers and experienced readers alike. Completely revised and revamped, the third edition has lost none of the features that made each of the previous editions bestsellers in their own right. Written in Thomas Barker's trademark, conversational style, the third edition includes new topics on inference, more realistic practice problems, examples using Minitab®, and a large dose of Robust Design philosophy and methods. Barker integrates the Robust Design, sometimes known as the Taguchi approach, as a natural part of the design effort and establishes a criterion for measurement variables. He provides step-by-step guides to the Minitab software that give you the ability to apply the concepts in practical applications and includes easy to use experimental design templates. The author presents the mathematical aspects of statistical experimental design in an intuitive rather than a theoretical manner. Emphasizing both the philosophy and the techniques for setting up experiments, the book shows you how to achieve increased efficiency, timely accomplishment of goals, visualization through graphical and numerical representation, and control of the experiment through careful planning. Those new to QED will find some of the most powerful ideas in scientific investigation and engineering understanding in this book. Seasoned QED'ers will appreciate the new insight it offers and timely reviews of subjects in which they may have become a bit rusty.

Statistical Process Monitoring and Optimization

Author: Geoffrey Vining
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824760076
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Demonstrates ways to track industrial processes and performance, integrating related areas such as engineering process control, statistical reasoning in TQM, robust parameter design, control charts, multivariate process monitoring, capability indices, experimental design, empirical model building, and process optimization. The book covers a range of statistical methods and emphasizes practical applications of quality control systems in manufacturing, organization and planning.

Applied Regression Analysis and Experimental Design

Author: Brook
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824772529
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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For a solid foundation of important statistical methods, this concise, single-source text unites linear regression with analysis of experiments and provides students with the practical understanding needed to apply theory in real data analysis problems. Stressing principles while keeping computational and theoretical details at a manageable level, Applied Regression Analysis and Experimental Design features an emphasis on vector geometry of least squares to unify and provide an intuitive basis for most topics covered ... abundant examples and exercises using real-life data sets clearly illustrating practical problems of data analysis ... essential exposure to Minitab and Genstat computer packages, including computer printouts ... and important background material such as vector and matrix properties and the distributional properties of quadratic forms. Designed to make theory work for students, this clearly written, easy-to-understand work serves as the ideal text for courses in Regression, Experimental Design, and Linear Models in a broad range of disciplines. Moreover, applied statisticians, biometricians, and research workers in applied statistics will find the book a useful reference for the general application of the linear model. Book jacket.

Applied Engineering Statistics

Author: Robert M. Bethea
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824785031
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Textbook on the understanding and application of statistical procedures to engineering problems, for practicing engineers who once had an introductory course in statistics, but haven't used the techniques in a long time; for statisticians and mathematicians now faced with the necessity of interactin

Biopharmaceutical Sequential Statistical Applications

Author: Karl E. Peace
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824786281
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Focusing on group sequential procedures, summarizes the sequential statistical methods used in anticancer, antiviral, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal drug research and screening. The clinical and preclinical applications are mainly presented as case studies, many of which form part of New Drug

Regression Analysis and its Application

Author: Richard F. Gunst
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824769932
Format: PDF, Docs
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Regression Analysis and Its Application: A Data-Oriented Approach answers the need for researchers and students who would like a better understanding of classical regression analysis. Useful either as a textbook or as a reference source, this book bridges the gap between the purely theoretical coverage of regression analysis and its practical application. The book presents regression analysis in the general context of data analysis. Using a teach-by-example format, it contains ten major data sets along with several smaller ones to illustrate the common characteristics of regression data and properties of statistics that are employed in regression analysis. The book covers model misspecification, residual analysis, multicollinearity, and biased regression estimators. It also focuses on data collection, model assumptions, and the interpretation of parameter estimates. Complete with an extensive bibliography, Regression Analysis and Its Application is suitable for statisticians, graduate and upper-level undergraduate students, and research scientists in biometry, business, ecology, economics, education, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, psychology, and sociology. In addition, data collection agencies in the government and private sector will benefit from the book.