G Geoffrey Vining (Virginia Polytechnic and State University)
1 Jan 2010
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ENGINEERS offers a balanced, streamlined one-semester introduction to Engineering Statistics that emphasizes the statistical tools most needed by practicing engineers. Using real engineering problems with real data based on actual journals and consulting experience in the field, students see how statistics fits within the methods of engineering problem solving. The text teaches students how to think like an engineer at analyzing real data and planning a project the same way they will in their careers. Case studies simulate problems students will encounter professionally and tackle on long-term job projects. The presentation makes extensive use of graphical analysis, and use of statistical software is encouraged for problem-solving to illustrate how engineers rely on computers for data analysis. The authors relate their own extensive professional experience as engineers in short margin notes called Voice of Experience that lend valuable context to how students will apply concepts in the field and why they're important to learn. And a rich companion website provides hours of multimedia lecture presentation narrated by the authors to show the material related live by different voices, simulating how students will listen and learn from multiple colleagues in their jobs.