Engineering Literature Guides, Number 22

SELECTIVE GUIDE TO LITERATURE ON STATISTICAL INFORMATION FOR ENGINEERS

Compiled by: Najwa L. Hanel, Head, Reference/Information Services Science & Engineering Library University of Southern California

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Table of Contents

Preface ................................................................................................................................4 Bibliographies and Guides to the Literature.........................................................................5 Printed and Electronic Indexes and Abstracts .....................................................................7 Internet Resources .............................................................................................................11 Encyclopedias and Dictionaries ........................................................................................13 Reference Handbooks and Manuals...................................................................................16 Important Books................................................................................................................21 Conference Proceedings .....................................................................................................33 Selected Journals ...............................................................................................................37 Appendix ...........................................................................................................................40

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Preface
Whether they are professionals, academic faculty, or students, engineers are among the most quantitatively and analytically skilled people. Engineers have diverse information needs. Statistical information is one specific area which is often needed for data-gathering purposes by engineers in all areas of engineering. Mathematics, including statistics, is one of the oldest and most stable scientific disciplines. Centuries ago, the Greeks, the Arabs, and people of other ancient civilizations discovered axioms which today are still useful even though the way they are being applied may have changed with the advancement of technology. With increasingly focused attention on issues of consumerism, product and professional liability, and government regulations, the engineering community is a vital force in developing the standards which will meet these expectations. In order to accomplish this function, engineers need a comprehensive library of sources for making statistical problem-solving easier and for understanding basic statistical techniques. This selective guide to the literature is intended to provide engineers with a basic collection that will be helpful in identifying the necessary sources of statistics in their academic and professional fields. Almost all of these sources include graphs, tables, and charts which make them more useful for references and self-study. This guide does not include statistics for medicine, the health sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical and genetic engineering, biological sciences, or nursing. These disciplines will require a source guide which will more specifically apply to their statistical information needs. This guide also does not include demographic statistics for: human resources, organizations, income, business, or engineering education statistics. Statistical sources for these are best covered in a separate guide.

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Bibliographies and Guides to the Literature This section is a brief listing of some basic bibliographic reference sources which the author used in the preparation of this source guide. 1940-1949. Volume one covers the literature from 1950-1958. engineers. Doig. Due to the scope and coverage. will be a better source. 1987. Ching-Chin. Chen. students. 1985.. Reprint. This useful reference is arranged by subject. listed under the INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS section. This is a bibliographic listing of abstracts and indexes in science and technology. Scientific and Technical Information Sources. MA: MIT Press. Therefore. eds. The sources are grouped by types of material and then by subject within each type. and some statistical methods and their applications remain current and pertinent. compiler. This is a book about the secondary literature in the sciences and technology. It is arranged by subject area. CO: Libraries Unlimited. and by types of material within each subject section. Robert. with supplements to the volumes for 1940-49 and 1950-58. This book is intended primarily as a basic one-volume reference guide for science and engineering information professionals. and Innovation: A Research Bibliography. Maurice G. and Graham Thomas. volume two. Kendall. 1981. 1962-68. 1986. Includes an index. This three-volume set serves as a comprehensive listing of the significant contributions to statistics from the 16th century through 1958.: Balay. compilers. then by type of material. Bibliography of Statistical Literature. 11th ed. and Alison G. Sheehy. Martin's Press. Chicago. Abstracts and Indexes in Science and Technology: A Descriptive Guide. Englewood. 1994. New York: St. Technology. Science. Metuchen. Henwood. Dolores B. 2nd ed. Statistics is a stable discipline. and other users of science and technology libraries and information sources. For current literature. ALA. 1992. The listings are by subject and the titles are annotated. 10th ed. Originally published: Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. NJ: Scarecrow Press. Supplement to 10th ed. Eugene P. 2nd ed. Felicity. and volume three. some titles appear in two places. 1984.. Hurt. Owen. 1996 5 . Statistical Theory and Methods Abstracts. It also serves as a handy reference manual for scientists. pre-1940. Information Sources in Science and Technology. the reference sources listed below are useful tools to use when seeking bibliographic information on statistical methods. Cambridge. Chicago: American Library Association. New York: Arno Press. including a section on the mathematical and statistical sciences. Charlie Deuel. Guide to Reference Books. 2nd ed..

ed. A reference source which provides annotated listings of sources in the fields of science and technology. 6 . especially when a library is not easily accessible. A very useful tool for the practicing engineer who may want to build a private reference collection.. this very popular reference tool has enjoyed the sponsorship of the American Library Association. Throughout its publishing history.is in preparation. Walford's Guide to Reference Material. Its wide coverage of the disciplines including the sciences and technology. J. 5th ed. London: Library Association. Volume 1: Science and Technology. 1989. Walford. makes it an invaluable source. A.

It also includes National Science Foundation publications. computer science. i. robotics and related disciplines. environmental. and geophysical surveys which are useful to civil. *Applied Science & Technology Index. Or the database directories listed in the Appendix may be consulted. 7 . operation research. *American Statistics Index. name. or diskette. Abstracts also include summaries for each article covered. VA: The American Geological Institute.. It covers mathematical geology of rock and soil mechanics. but not all are covered in the print and CD-ROM versions of Science Citation Index and Social Sciences Citation Index. NY: The H. CompuMath Citation Index (CMCI). A cumulative index to English language periodicals in engineering and the applied sciences consisting of subject entries arranged alphabetically. online. Indexes list the subjects covered in a selected group of publications and supply the information necessary to retrieve the articles. title.500 of the world's leading journals and monographic series are indexed. It is used to produce special bibliographies and year-end journal indexes. All of the journals are also included in the online database. Bethesda. This index is photocomposed from citations in GeoRef. but also technical reports. Bronx. and report number. An international. type of data breakdown. Most of these titles are available in university and college libraries.e.(formerly Industrial Arts Index.Printed and Electronic Indexes and Abstracts Indexes and abstracts are the tools used for locating not only journal articles. interdisciplinary index to the literature of applied mathematics. with a separate listing of citations to book reviews. *Bibliography and Index of Geology. as well as some works with much broader scope. Following is a list of indexes/abstracts specific to the field of Statistics for Engineers. See Engineering Index. Wilson Company. Philadelphia. sediments of ground water. SciSearch. 1976. 1973. Nearly 2.S. monographic series. Government by subject. *Compendex Plus. Alexandria. 1969. A comprehensive guide and index to statistical publications of the U. CD-ROM. its online counterpart. statistics. 1958. At least one such index or abstract has been developed for each major scientific or technical field. Indexes/abstracts preceded by an * are available in electronic formats. PA: Institute for Scientific Information. and conference proceedings listed by subject and/or author. W.. A number of these. 1913-57). and soil mechanics engineers. MD: Congressional Information Service. More detailed information about availability and period of coverage of electronic databases may be found in most academic libraries.

NJ: Engineering Information.. Inc. Applied mathematics and statistics are among the subjects covered. Coverage: Mathematics. It corresponds to the three Science Abstracts print publications. Its electronic counterpart is called Compendex Plus. The Science Abstracts family of abstract journals began publication in 1898. engineering. Computing Reviews (CR) 1982. and computer science and their applications in a wide range of disciplines. monthly with annual cumulation. It is the major abstracting tool in mathematics and statistics. The printed version is published weekly in six sections. The INSPEC database utilizes controlled vocabulary from its Thesaurus.. Current Index to Statistics (CIS). *INSPEC. 1975. Methods and Theory.. Applications. MATHSCI consists of seven subfiles whose print versions are: Mathematical Reviews(MR).. A computer readable version of the Current Index to Statistics is available from the American Statistical Association. *Engineering Index. 1957. This is the database for physics. 1959. This database contains journal article citations and it provides access to the tables of contents of the latest research covering multidisciplinary fields. PA: Institute for Scientific Information. This publication aims to provide professionals with the information needed to keep abreast of the latest operational research literature. 19548 . International Abstracts in Operations Research. a retrospective index to the literature from 1910-1968.. Philadelphia. Coverage includes journal articles.. A comprehensive record of international engineering and technological literature. technical reports. VA: American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematics. a current awareness index. It utilizes both controlled vocabulary and classification codes to enhance subject searching.. Providence. and other related fields.. *MATHSCI.Current Mathematical Publications(CMP). ACM Guide to Computing Literature (GCL) 1981.. and Technical Reports in Computer Science (STR).. Computer Science. electronics and computing.*Current Contents. Amsterdam: North Holland. 1969. but all articles are abstracted and indexed in English. The Physical Sciences and Mathematics Section is especially strong in its coverage of statistics.. including operations research. This database provides comprehensive coverage of the world's literature on mathematics. Contributing editors scan 150 journals and abstract the articles.. 1884. London. 1954. This annual series provides comprehensive indexing coverage on a timely basis to journal and monographic literature for the field of statistics.. Statistics. Some source publication in languages other than English. UK: Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). *Current Index to Statistics. Alexandria. Entries are classified into one of four main divisions and indexed by keyword. 1961. 1980. and conference proceedings. RI: American Mathematical Society. Index to Statistics and Probability (TUKEY). 1959. Hoboken. statistics. 1910.

9 . *Statistical Reference Index (SRI). and 2500 journals covered selectively. and some 240 other agencies including some government-sponsored research from countries outside the U. Bethesda. A monthly publication which indexes and abstracts statistics contained in publications from more than 1000 leading American serial and monographic sources. and the International Journal of Abstracts: Applications of Statistical Methods in Industry. biomedicine. computer diskettes. for the International Statistical Institute.Previous title: Mathematical Tables and Other Aids to Computation.. *Statistical Masterfile (Computer file. Statistical Theory and Method Abstracts. etc. plus additional records from the Current Contents series. The classified arrangement using headings such as probability. variance analysis.S.: National Research Council. it also offers citation indexing which permits searching by cited references. It is the electronic equivalent of Government Reports Announcements and Index. *Science Citation Index. and engineering analyses prepared by federal agencies. D. User guide cover title: Statistical Masterfile: American Statistics Index.. Philadelphia: Institute of Scientific Information.) Bethesda. This is an excellent tool for keeping abreast of the statistical literature. Washington. 1943-1959.1954-1963. and related disciplines. the electronic counterpart. MD: Congressional Information Service. *NTIS. SciSearch. Included in the Statistical Masterfile on CD-ROM. government. Index to International Statistics.S. This file consists of computer laser optical disks. 1982. 1960. resulting in coverage of the most significant publications. or grantees. 1955An international multidisciplinary index to the literature of science. with quarterly and annual cumulations which appear in two parts: Index and Abstracts. Springfield. Devoted to reporting advances in numerical analysis. Statistical Reference Index.sponsored research. contains all of the records published in the Science Citation Index (SCI). DOT. makes this an easy tool to use by researchers and academicians alike. technology. Mathematics of Computation. DOE. It is distinguished by some important and unique characteristics: Journals indexed are selected on the basis of several criteria including citation analysis.. 1954-1963. and a reference card and user guide. 1980.C. VA: National Technical Information Service. development. The combined coverage of the seven components of MATHSCI includes approximately 600 journals reviewed cover-to-cover. DOD. London: Longman. MD: Congressional Information Service. These include NASA. It was formed by the merger in 1964 of the International Journal of Abstracts: Statistical Theory and Methods. and mathematical tables. 1964This database consists of summaries of unclassified U. distributions.. their contractors. A great index to access technical reports. computer applications methods. 1964. This is published monthly. HUD.

with special emphasis on areas of application.*Zentralblatt fur Mathematik/Mathematics Abstract. books. The scope is international. This is the first abstracting and reviewing service in mathematics. covering journals. It covers the entire spectrum of mathematics and information sciences. 1931-. reports and preprints. New York: Springer Vlg. 10 . conference proceedings.

ima. Geostatistics and Petroleum Related WWW Sites URL: http://www. probability and statistics.nr.ams.englib.edu This is an index to web sites organized by engineering topic.cornell.umn.org/ This is the Society's resource for delivering electronic products and services to mathematicians and engineers.Internet Resources Internet resources are becoming increasingly popular. Thus linking to them on the World Wide Web may not always be very dependable. Faculty at this school provide procedural innovations in optimization. "SAND" (Statistical Analysis of Natural Resources Data) does research and provides services of interest to the petroleum industry. these contributors ask that users observe their rights and refrain from copying their works except for non-profit usage.edu/www/statlinks. e-MATH (Providence.shtml An annotated list of links to relevant sites.edu/ This Institute is at the University of Minnesota. the MathSci database in several electronic formats. Links of a Statistical Nature/Univ. The web pages of the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering at Cornell may be found here also. Some useful starting places for 'surfing the net' for items of statistical interest follow: Cornell University. 11 . and schedules of interest to mathematicians and engineers. of Statistics URL: http://www. This web site has information on newsletters. and other products of interest to the mathematical community including statisticians and engineers. The few sites listed here are only a sample of what may be available to the engineers who have the inclination to 'surf' the internet. Internet Connections for Engineers (ICE Index) URL: http://ice.washington. and industrial systems. In many cases. Internet sites tend to change more often than printed resources. Many of these resources are the intellectual property of individuals and groups who make their works available as a public service to the academic and intellectual community. Institute for Mathematics and its Applications URL: http://www. of Washington Dept. RI: American Mathematical Society) URL: http://e-math. These products include books and journals in print. Professional and trade journals are often reviewing websites and might be good sources for identification purposes.no/home/SANDindex. electronic journals on the e-Math home page.stat.html This is issued by the SAND group at the Norwegian Computing Centre. preprints.

and publications of SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.okstate. such as evaluation of parametric distributions. conferences.com/RAC/ Sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center. 12 . URL: http://lib. books. The general directory provides many stand-alone programs. and operated by ITT Research Institute. StatLib. collaborate with.cmu.Netlib URL: ftp://netlib. mathematical tables.stat. events. It can be accessed by email at statlib@lib.nist.litri.edu This is a library of statistical software maintained by Carnegie Mellon University.att.com/netlib/master/readme. handbooks and manuals.gov/itl/div882/ The Computing and Applied Mathematics Laboratory (CAML) is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).) Statistical Engineering Division of the Computing and Applied Mathematics Laboratory (CAML) URL: http://www. including 200 of the source codes appearing in the Journal of Applied Statistics. but the coverage is limited in such areas as multivariate and time series analysis. Useful Internet Sources URL: http://math.edu.html.cmu.org/ This site contains information about the organization. The mission of CAML is to conduct research.edu/wrightd/useful.html An index to useful resources in mathematics and related fields including statistics.siam. It includes information about their publications and a search capability. Reliability Analysis Center (RAC) URL: http://www. SIAM World Wide Web Server URL: http://www. and advises and provides training in disciplines related to these functions. computational methods.Z This searchable software library provides many codes in some areas of applied statistics. This gateway also provides tools for mathematical and statistical models.stat. It is compiled at Oklahoma State University. and provide support to all NIST activities and to other federal agencies in selected fields of the mathematical and computer sciences important in science and engineering.

Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia. Life Sciences. 5th ed. This source provides information about an extensive selection of topics concerned with 13 . ed.. Samuel. A very well indexed source.. and charts. Statistics and Standards provide the engineer with reliable technical information. Statistics and statistical information are well covered in this encyclopedia. 1985. The VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. eds. Engineers will find this encyclopedia very helpful in determining statistical methods and their applications. including statistics. Editors vary. ed. New York: Wiley. 8th ed. Computers. W. eds. for definitions. Russian. Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences. Listed below are titles that may provide such information topics related to statistics. synthesis and history of terminology. Gellert. This vital reference source addresses six major categories of scientific endeavor. The annotated translation consists of 10 volumes including a special index volume.. Included are: Earth and Space Sciences. Hazewinkel. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. M.. 1992. 1994. Most articles include bibliographies. and Spanish languages are included. the disciplines of Communications. This monographic series is a valued reference for scientists who use applied mathematics. An updated and annotated translation of the Soviet Mathematical Encyclopaedia published by Soviet Encyclopaedia Publishing House in 5 volumes. 1977-1985. In this last section. James. Materials Sciences. and Mathematics and Information Sciences. Encyclopaedia of Mathematics. German. 1989. Johnson. et al.Encyclopedias and Dictionaries Encyclopedias and encyclopedic dictionaries are good sources to use for overview and background material. Kotz. Included are mathematical tables. It is a useful source for students in engineering and the sciences. 2nd ed. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. The main objective in publishing this dictionary is to define and clarify the meaning of mathematical terms and concepts. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications. formulas. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Each volume is devoted to a specific subject. Douglas M. managing ed. Indices for French. 1995. Physics and Chemistry. Mathematics Dictionary.. Cambridge. MA: Cambridge University Press. and Norman L.. Symbols and terms of statistics are well covered here. Energy and Environmental Sciences. Considine. 1982. Robert C. It aims to be a reference work for all areas of mathematics.

ed. C. The American Mathematical Society gives this publication a very favorable review because of its scope and coverage of information about all fields of advanced mathematical research. ed. 3. Sneddon. The special features of this reference source are: 1. An index. 5th ed. 1990. New York: Wiley. mathematical engineering. ed. mathematicalnotation.. It is published for the International Statistical Institute. In preparing this concise version. ed. New York: Pergamon. The Mathematical Society of Japan. and Harold A. This comprehensive one-volume dictionary imparts much more information than the 14 . I. including applied statistics. and delineate their scientific underpinnings. Albert K. Gary L. statistical tables.) New York: Hafner. This is a single-volume dictionary with alphabetical arrangement of terms in mathematics. A 48-page appendix. New York: McGraw-Hill. Thus the terminology and the definitions are specific and applicable to each discipline.. accurate information on classical concepts in science and engineering. which provides the reader with instant access to more than 30. Most articles conclude with a brief bibliography. eds. McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. Subject index arrangements are used throughout. 1986. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics. MA: MIT Press. A Dictionary of Statistical Terms. the editors extracted essential information and created an encyclopedia which meets the need for current. The process pulls together a great deal of primary literature which makes the age of the work less noticeable and the utility of the information considerably greater. Cambridge.. This has become an essential tool for theoretical and empirical statisticians and engineers for the teaching of statistics. 1993. Parker. 2nd ed. Kurtz. H. which gathers together information on units of measurement. and other pertinent concepts. The intent of this work is to take the most commonly used mathematical concepts and techniques.000 entries to specific information.statistical theory and the applications of statistical methods. Sybil P. 1994. This is a compact.. N. Statistical Dictionary of Terms and Symbols. A Topical Dictionary of Statistics. The bibliographies section. F. An advisory council of statisticians was organized to carefully examine the statistical terminology in the different branches of science which they represent. Edgerton. Marriott. up-to-date reference for information comprising all significant results in all fields of pure and applied mathematics. which lists hundreds of books and journals alphabetically by subject area. Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Mathematics for Engineers and Applied Scientists. 1976. The primary purpose of this dictionary is to provide the user with clear and accurate definitions of each of the various meanings of statistical terms. (A facsimile of the 1939 edition. 3rd ed. and related fields. 2. Tietjen. Kiyosi Ito. Eight volumes of entries are well cross-referenced when unfamiliar terms appear. 1967. New York: Chapman and Hall.

A Small Library of the Literature of Mathematics from A'h-mose' the Scribe to Albert Einstein. Part VII: Statistics and the Design of Experiments. 1988. The World of Mathematics.standard alphabetically-arranged dictionary. 3. WA: Tempus Books of Microsoft Press. Newman. and statistical methods for engineers and researchers. Originally published: New York: Simon and Schuster. Redmond. An alphabetical index directs the reader to the page or chapter where the desired term is defined. Vol. statistical laws. applied statistical mechanics. It is a valuable tool for scientists and engineers who use data to draw inferences. 15 . Covered here is information on statistical deductions. statistical-experimental investigations. Presented with commentaries and notes by James R. 1956.

William G. The extensive coverage of both probability and statistics makes this an important reference source for engineers. In engineering. Beyer. Subhash C. Barnett. ASM Handbook of Engineering Mathematics. Bagui. and a glossary make this a very basic ready-reference tool. sampling techniques. 1970. 16 . In evaluating such phenomena.. FL: CRC Press. Boca Raton. tables. This handbook has been compiled to serve as a practical reference for practicing engineers and engineering students with a background in basic college-level mathematics. Jr. This handbook is primarily a collection of expository material and tables that are useful in the statistical analysis of data. A wide variety of references to reliable data are listed. CRC Handbook of Tables for Probability and Statistics. Burington. CRC Standard Probability and Statistics Tables and Formulae. Regression theory. Chapter 14 is devoted to probability and statistics. This third edition of a standard reference manual on outliers has been updated. Richard Stevens. analysis of variance. Chichester.Reference Handbooks and Manuals This section is a selective listing of handbooks and manuals which provide the user quick ready-reference information for a specific problem. Beyer. the methods of statistics and the theory of probability are used. Handbook of Probability and Statistics with Tables. 2nd ed. Metals Park. Boca Raton. ed. ed. A good bibliographical section guides the user to further reading and research. Outliers in Statistical Data. New York: Wiley. FL: CRC Press. William H. and T. Lewis. 1993. It provides tables and illustrations. William H. 2nd ed. some processes cannot be determined exactly.. In this book. 1991. Material is presented in a multisectional format. 3rd ed. This is a collection of standard statistical tables.. OH: American Society for Metals. Each table is followed by a description of the underlying distributions that produce it. V. and Donald Curtis May. obtainable percentiles of non-central t-distribution for a wide range of values are presented in tables.. ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1983. ed. 1994. Boca Raton. FL: CRC Press. with each section containing fundamental reference material.. Formulas. 1987. CRC Handbook of Percentiles of Non-Central t-Distributions. Belding. and nonparametric methods are some of the material which is covered in this handbook.

Handbook of Statistical Methods in Manufacturing. H. Guide to Tables in Mathematical Statistics. Greenwood. yet does not want to become a statistician. Each branch of engineering is covered in a separate section..I. Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations. As the subtitle indicates. 1991. Harter. 3rd ed.Cheremisinoff. A. and experimental design are among the technologies which are well illustrated here through graphs and tables. ed. v. well outlined reference tool. the author found a need for a reference book that bridges the gap between a software manual and a statistics textbook. Kirby. Engineering Mathematics and Statistics: Pocket Handbook. eds. This work provides the guidance of a 17 . Lancaster. NJ: Prentice Hall.. Princeton. Statistical and mathematical tables change infrequently. it is a handy.. therefore. R. Each volume of this multi-volume set is a concise collection of statistical tables covering specific topics.1. this reference source is still a valuable guide for engineers and statisticians alike. 1970. This illustrated and concise handbook is a useful source for engineers who deal with applied mathematics and statistics. Richard Barrett. and H. Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 1993. Advanced Data Analysis with SYSTAT. Cheremisinoff..: American Mathematical Society. Leon. 1989. NJ: Princeton University Press. J. Statistical process control (SPC). This reference work presents step-by-step calculation procedures for solving problems encountered by engineers in their practice. The introductory notes and references to each topic facilitate usage. Selected Tables in Mathematical Statistics.. It is well illustrated and includes an index. PA: Technomic Pub. CRC Handbook of Tables for the Use of Order Statistics in Estimation. and Paul N. This handbook is especially written for the engineer who wants to use statistical methods effectively in manufacturing. 1962. Boca Raton. The increased complexity of manufacturing has created a need for a comprehensive library of technical procedures and a common sense approach to the basic calculations used for statistical reasoning. In teaching and using statistics. Englewood Cliffs. quality function deployment. Tyler G. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. Kris N. and Joseph Loto. 1996. David Hicks. Clements. The classified arrangement makes this an easy tool to use. Hicks. FL: CRC Press. Hartley. O. volume two: Estimates Based on Order Statistics of Samples from Various Populations. 1995. S. Nicholas P. New York: McGraw-Hill. Providence.. It includes references and an index. A revision of the author's Order Statistics and Their Use in Testing and Estimation.

Rao. It simplifies the use of statistical software without getting lost in an endless variety of procedures and options. CT: Society for Experimental Mechanics. 1993. Handbook on Experimental Mechanics. SYSTAT was the choice because it has the best combination of power and user-friendliness of any program available for personal computers. 1979. 1993. Soon after graduation.) Amsterdam. A. 7.. New York: Marcel Dekker. ed. (Handbook of Statistics. What Every Engineer Should Know About Material and Component Failure. M. and Christopher Nevison. eds.. Failure Analysis..) New York: Springer-Verlag. several areas of engineering statistics. and C. M. 1987. and civil engineers. and various applied areas where transcendental functions are used. the engineer discovers that the range of subjects in the engineering curriculum omits many of the practical problems encountered in daily practice. Mathai. Quality Control and Reliability. New York: Oxford University Press. every engineer has within reach a compact set of primers on important subjects. which are discussed with supporting statistical methods to implement them. New York: North-Holland. Kobayashi. Murr. This handbook is a valuable reference source and a manual for researchers and advanced students in mathematical statistics. 1988. What Every Engineer Should Know About Reliability and Risk Analysis. 1993. and Litigation.statistics text without becoming mired in details and derivations. Bethel. 20. a pioneer in statistical quality control. 30. Lawrence Eugene. Oxford: Clarendon Press. (Springer Texts in Statistics Series. Edwards Deming. Stephen. 18 . Middendorf. The main chapter in this reference handbook is written by W. The focus is on the concepts and theory of reliability. What Every Engineer Should Know. Albert S. An entire section of this inclusive reference source is dedicated to the statistical methods used by mechanical. With this series of concise. A Handbook of Generalized Special Functions for Statistical and Physical Sciences. Kokoska. New York. P. William H. Regardless of the area of expertise. Krishnaiah. NY: VCH. Vol. ed. 1989. R. structural. 2nd ed. The statistical methods employed in order to obtain data with exact results are described and illustrated. Statistical Tables and Formulae. Vol. engineering intersects with all the fields that constitute modern industry.R. Books in this series which cover statistical methods for engineers are listed below: Moddares. series ed. easy-to-understand volumes. This handy reference source is a collection of mathematical and statistical tables which are useful for engineers in the various engineering disciplines..

Jan J. Shupe. World Industrial Robots. regression. Vol. Thomas. 1995. Selby. estimation. ed. One of the five parts covers numerical methods. This two-volume reference is a preferred handbook for many statisticians. Handbook of Tables for Mathematics. Statistical tables. This reference source presents a collection of tables relating to standard statistical techniques considered in an introductory course in statistical methods. 1978.and symbols are discussed in this basic reference source. Henry R. and their applications are described using concrete examples. 4th ed. New York: Chapman & Hall. What Every Engineer Should Know About Quality Control. This new edition has been revised and enlarged to facilitate the use of the personal computer in engineering applications. 1980. and James K. 1966. It is referred to by almost every statistics handbook or textbook. Egon Sharpe. An extensive section on "Probability and Statistics" is included. London: Biometrika Trust. functions. A vast array of analytical and computational methods for structural reliability is explained in depth. Statistics Tables for Mathematicians. which include data and mathematical and statistical formulas for the practicing engineer. 1984. eds. Hartley. C.. A very useful source for engineering students and practicing engineers. (Raj).Pyzdek. 1976. ed. eds. Boston: Allen & Unwin. correlation and analysis of variance. Tables.. Vol. Tuma.. ed. A concise summary of the major tools of engineering mathematics. 13.NewYork: McGraw-Hill. distributions. Theorems. Neave. distributions. 1987. 1975. Biometrika Tables for Statisticians. It includes tables relevant to probability. Rev. 3rd ed. What Every Engineer Should Know About Economic Decision Analysis. Schenk. 3rd ed. This reference volume offers the most comprehensive coverage of probabilistic structural mechanics available. Robert C. processes. 4.. and basic operations research. with corrections. and H. What Every Engineer Should Know About Engineering Information Resources. hypothesis-testing. Engineers. Economists and the Behavioural and Management Sciences. Engineering Mathematics Handbook: Definitions. Dean S. Vol. OH: CRC Press. engineering students. New York: United Nations. Statistical methods for structural stability and dynamics are the key subjects covered. Weast. Pearson. Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE) 19 . quality control. eds. Margaret T. O. Cleveland. Formulas. repr. London. and Samuel M. Sundararajan. Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook: Theory and Industrial Applications. Webster. 1989. 26. and faculty. non-parametric methods.

1992-93. 20 . covers statistics for 1983-1993 and forecasts to 1997.. annual. 1994 vol.Working Party on Engineering Industries and Automation and International Federation of Robotics. 1994. Previous title: World Industrial Robot Statistics.

Important Books The titles in this very selective list of textbooks and treatises were chosen to represent a large body of literature. either because of their extensive bibliographies for further reading. Augusti. vol. Andersen. Phillips. and Eric D.. This book contains information specifically outlined for practicing civil and mechanical engineers and their academic counterparts. and Wilson H. New York: Clarendon Press.. 1 focuses on basic principles. and Fabio Casciati.) New York: Springer-Verlag. Per Kragh. It is well organized and has an extensive bibliography for further reading. for example: CIVIL ENGINEERING--STATISTICAL METHODS. G. or because they have handbook qualities. Practical Methods for Reliability Data Analysis. Tang. authored by a statistician-astronomer team. Babu. New York: Wiley . Jogesh. It illustrates most methods by concrete practical applications. et al. and aerospace engineering with the exposure to issues of mutual interests. Feigelson. Vol. preceded or followed by a specific engineering discipline. J. Giuliano. One of the most remarkable examples of fast technology transfer from new developments in mathematical probability theory to applied statistical methodology is the use of counting processes. martingales in continuous time. Statistical Models Based on Counting Processes. This book tackles the analysis of reliability data from a practical standpoint. Ansell. or because they are the definitive work about some aspect of advanced statistics. Further works can be found in libraries' catalogs under STATISTICS or STATISTICAL METHODS. Alesandro Baratta. and stochastic integration in even history analysis. This book. eds. (Springer Series in Statistics. 1984. (Oxford Statistical Science Series. 2 vols. New York: Chapman and Hall. 2 concentrates on the concepts in engineering planning and design. I. and M. astronomy. giving a critical appreciation of the statistical methods and models used. Each chapter begins with examples of problems arising in recent astronomical 21 . J. The aim is to provide guidance on the use of statistical techniques for reliability engineers. New York: Chapman & Hall. Probabilistic Methods in Structural Engineering. 1984. A number of these titles are volumes of statistics series.) Oxford. The aim of this book is to present a theory for handling such statistical problems. 14. Astrostatistics: Interdisciplinary Statistics. Ang. 1994. 1996. Alfredo Hua-Sing. 1993. provides graduate students and professionals in statistics. Probability Concepts in Engineering Planning and Design. This two-volume set presents statistical methods and probability for the design and manufacturing engineer.

Milwaukee: ASQC Quality Press. New York: McGraw-Hill. Bethea. 1994. reliability. vol. A Practical Guide to Statistical Quality Improvement: Opening Up the Statistical Toolbox. This is a useful source for engineers in all disciplines.. Brown. Statistical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists: A Computer-Based Approach. It gives readers a non-theoretical look at continual enhancement of quality in manufacturing through statistical process control and improvement techniques. Russell Rhinehart. An extensive bibliography and an index make this a valuable reference source. 1990. and highlights challenging methodological issues. it becomes a working resource for quality control. Emphasis is given to the application of computer methods in practical statistical analysis while also providing a sound understanding of basic mathematical principles. Thomas B. and Barbara A. Statistics for Environmental Engineers. 1992. 3rd ed. FL: Lewis Publishers. Barnes. and graphs. examples. This practical volume applies the Taguchi approach to quality engineering with traditional experimental design and analysis techniques. and Thomas L. and solutions to unique problems. Applied Engineering Statistics. This guide is the only one of its kind intended for engineers in manufacturing. 1994. Engineering Quality by Design: Interpreting the Taguchi Approach. It provides a practical applied approach to statistical methods with situations. and statisticians. (Statistics: Textbooks and Monographs. Quality and Reliability Series. design. vol. vol. revised and expanded. References to software (including internet addresses) implementing statistical methods are provided. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.. Benjamin S. M. Mikulak. (Statistics: Textbooks and Monographs. Written by working engineers for working engineers. It is a well balanced text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in industrial engineering. Robert M. The book is accompanied by software especially written for this purpose. Boca Raton. 1991. Complex astronomical data and statistical principles are widely discussed.. Berthouex. and Linfield C. A revised edition of the author's 1988 Statistical Analysis for Engineers. tables. vol. industrial and manufacturing engineers. P. 113. Bethea. Wesley. This work provides statistical methods to meet the needs of the environmental engineering professional. It is well illustrated with charts.) 22 .. Providing a wealth of information accessible to non-statisticians. this volume takes the mystery out of statistical improvement tools. and R. It includes statistical models for environmental studies and research in areas such as water pollution and air quality control. Raymond J. Robert M. 121. Barker.research.) New York: Marcel Dekker. 144. Beauregard. Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists. Duran. (Statistics: Textbooks and Monographs. Michael R. 43.. Boullion. J. and a user's manual. Olson.) New York: Marcel Dekker. managers.

) New York: Marcel Dekker. the sciences. is devoted to these questions and it presents many new results. Probabilistic models are basic to the analysis of almost any kind of engineering problem.Statistical Problem Solving. and Applications of Random Processes. New developments have taken place in the theory of nonparametric statistics for stochastic processes.New York: Marcel Dekker. Bowerman. Bowker. 23 . Decisions. and Gerald J. 33. vol. Denis. O'Connell. New York: Wiley. analysis of variance. Courses in probability and statistics are useful but do not emphasize applied engineering problems. This book offers highly practical methods for quality control and reliability in manufacturing. this text is for students of industrial engineering at all levels. This book attempts to present statistics as a science for making decisions. 1979. Wendell E. 1990. Albert H.Bruce L. and business. it remains a great text for engineering students in all disciplines. (Lecture Notes in Statistics: vol.. using new methods and comparisons. which guides engineers through the basic steps of applying statistical methods to specific problems. Linear Statistical Models. 2nd ed. 1996. (Statistics: Textbooks and Monographs.) New York: Springer-Verlag. Burr. This edition is designed for applied courses in regression analysis. 1970. 1972. It is an ideal self-study and an introductory review tool for the inspectors and industrial engineers who use quality control. Elementary Statistical Quality Control. and experimental design. 2nd ed. Arthur M. Irving W. A concise and well-organized text. Lieberman. It provides a logical presentation of statistical techniques used in engineering and the physical sciences. Breipohl.. The book will appeal to advanced undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of engineering.S. an Applied Approach. This book presents the fundamentals of probability theory and statistical methods to show students how to develop probabilistic models. vol. Students in both the engineering and physical sciences disciplines will also find this to be a useful text. Engineering Statistics. Milwaukee: ASCQ Quality Press. Optimal asymptotic results have been obtained and special behavior of estimators and predictors in continuous time has been pointed out. Nonparametric Statistics for Stochastic Processes: Estimation and Prediction. 25. In spite of the publication date. This book.. Probabilistic Systems Analysis: An Introduction to Probabilistic Models. Bosq. and Richard T. requiring only an elementary knowledge of calculus as a prerequisite.) New York: Marcel Dekker. Boston: PWS-Kent. Carr. (Quality and Reliability series. Written by one of the pioneers of quality control in the U. Englewood Cliffs. 1995. NJ: Prentice Hall Inc. 110. The depth of the information makes this a useful source for practicing engineers with a limited statistical background. 1992..

Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications. With the recent revival of statistical process control (SPC). 1990. A. An excellent reference source for engineers who use numerical analysis and mechanical design. 1990. Boston: PWS-Kent. and execution of a manufacturing process. Nicholas R. and Physical Sciences. 1991. materials science. Clarke. this outstanding reference examines the numerical analysis of practical engineering concerns using popular computer programs. statisticians. Explaining basic concepts and algorithms. building. and statistical methods. M.. Truncated and Censored Samples.. 119. Computing. students. SPC and other quality functions are fully discussed and well illustrated. and LaVerne W. Statistical Modelling in Hydrology. Farnum. Edward R. It focuses on in-depth descriptions of the rationale underlying the various forecasting techniques. It includes applicable statistical problems from probability to confidence intervals. 84. The massive increase in the complexity of manufacturing created a need to use statistical reasoning. Cohen. Vol. It provides strong coverage of estimation theory. and a host of other areas in the sciences. . Written to serve both as a quick reference source for forecasting practitioners and as a university-level text in introductory statistical forecasting courses. artificial intelligence. 1994.. computer design. 24 . It stresses models and practical applications relevant to students. It is also an essential text for graduate and upper-level undergraduateand graduate students in these disciplines.) New York: Marcel Dekker. Chichester. Dougherty. Edward R. Theory and Applications. Quantitative Forecasting Methods. and J. NJ: Prentice-Hall. This book shows how many methods applied in hydrological practice are related through the statistical models which are used to describe the underlying structure of hydrological data. (Statistics: Textbooks and Monographs Series. Stanton. New York: Ellis Horwood. New York: Wiley.Industrial engineers. Miles. Englewood Cliffs. and detailed procedures for applying each technique. It contains over 350 equations and drawings. Jr.) New York: Marcel Dekker. statistical tools are becoming a dominant force in the planning. This source provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental probabilistic and statistical theory with applications from manufacturing. Farrashkhalvat. Robin T. 1989. (Mechanical Engineering: vol. hypothesis testing. the guidelines for choosing them. Clifford. electrical and mechanical engineering. Tensor Methods for Engineers and Scientists. 1993. Probability and Statistics for the Engineering. Champion. image and signal processing. and mathematicians will all benefit from the information contained herein. In this book. The author emphasizes the interactive approach to model development made possible by the power of desk-top computers and the use of computer graphics. This is an applications-oriented statistical forecasting book.

Bayesian statistics. The purpose of this book is to give undergraduate engineering students a facility in and understanding of elementary and applied statistical techniques. Statistical hypothesis testing. Following the Boltzmann-Gibbs approach to statistical mechanics. A classic reference for practicing engineers in all disciplines. probability and mathematical induction theories and practices are discussed in this text. Most engineers are not mathematicians. Haar. Guttman. Technologies such as just-in-time. vol. 1990. this book provides basic statistical information geared specifically for the engineers who do not have a solid background in mathematics. It is still used as a classic introductory source. Statistics for Engineers. and Verisimilitude. NJ: Prentice-Hall. S. Statistical Design and Analysis of Industrial Experiments. 1995. ed. 3rd ed. statistical stability. 1993. quality function deployment. Statistical Methods for Groundwater Monitoring. this new edition provides 25 . A. Introductory Engineering Statistics. Wilks. and experimental design rely on the use of statistics. Subir.) New York: Marcel Dekker. operational research. Optimum Inductive Methods: A Study in Inductive Probability. Probability and Statistical Inference for Scientists and Engineers. Greer.Statistics. D. and computational mathematics are subjects that are well covered in this book. but an introductory course in calculus is expected. Bayesian Statistics. Roberto. New York: Wiley. Ghosh. Festa. Englewood Cliffs. Robert D. decision theory. 1994. and statistical tolerance limits are among the major topics in this self-study book. 1982. 1990. It serves as a tool for both practicing engineers and their academic counterparts. No previous background in probability and statistics is assumed. New York: Wiley. truth. It includes bibliographical reference and an index. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann. England: Stanley Thornes. Oxford. Gibbons. This text serves as a source for the basic statistical methods which are needed by industrial engineers to develop these skills to learn how to think statistically. Elements of Statistical Mechanics. Ter. 109. Cheltenham. 3rd ed. Isaac N. (Statistics: Textbooks and Monographs. Therefore. 1973. statistical inference and applications. S. Measurement graphs and tables are used throughout. Stuart Hunter. Irwin. This book is designed to provide the environmental engineer and statistician interested in environmental problems accurate and authoritative information regarding the statistical methods for monitoring and measuring groundwater pollution. Gibra. and S. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. This source provides good background information for academicians and practicing engineers.

Shapiro. Robert V. 1994. Probability and Statistics in Engineering and Management Science. and Douglas C.undergraduates and senior academics with a thorough introduction to the subject. decision-making. It is especially geared for electrical engineers and computer scientists. and inferences. 1967.) Dordrecht: NL. 1994. Heidelberg: Physica. 10. Hogg is a well-known author and lecturer in the fields of probability. volume three covers time series analysis in hydrology and environmental engineering. Hipel. Detailed treatment. volume two deals with stochastic and statistical modeling and ground and surface water applications. Hines. directed at engineers. Wolfgang. data analysis. William W. A great reference source for computer-based statistical methods. and Marvin Rausand. Hardle. ed.. Computer Intensive Methods in Statistics. and tests of hypotheses. Stochastic and Statistical Methods in Hydrology and Environmental Engineering. volume four reflects on the effective environmental management for sustainable development. on the use of statistical models to represent physical phenomena is presented. This is a reprint of the 1967 edition from the Wiley Classics Library. Volume one covers the extreme values: floods and droughts. New York: Wiley. Montgomery. and modeling are the major subjects covered in this book. and Johannes Ledolter. Hogg. A problem section follows each chapter which helps the reader to apply each theory to various physical situations. Gerald J. Engineering Statistics. industrial. 26 . System Reliability Theory: Models and Statistical Methods. mechanical. and operations research. ed. Arnljot. inferences. 1990. Statistical Models in Engineering.. mathematical statistics. Keith W. This book has been written for a first course in applied probability and statistics for undergraduate students in engineering. the physical sciences. This well-written concise text focuses on distributions. New York: Wiley. Knowledge of differential and integral calculus is assumed. and reliability engineers. New York: Springer-Verlag. and Samuel S. 1993. This 4-volume set forms a collection of papers written by highly respected scientists and engineers from around the world who present some of the latest research results. and some familiarity with matrix algebra is required. reliability. New York: Wiley. It is the outgrowth of many years of consulting with electrical. estimations. 1994. The emphasis is on statistical background required for model formulation and decision making. Statistical methods. It includes extensive bibliographical references as well as a good index. London: Kluwer Academic. Hahn. 3rd ed. (Water Science and Technology Library vol. 1987. Hoyland... New York: MacMillan. chemical. Solutions to selected problems appear at the end of the book.

. engineers. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography. New York: Wiley. statisticians. 6th ed. New York: Oxford University Press. 1990. Volume one of this series covers discrete distribution. 1969-1972. The material is geared toward applied mathematicians. Norman Lloyd. The aim of this book is to make it easier for engineering students to assimilate probability and statistics. Larson. classical inference and relationship. and Shubert Bruno O. Probability and Statistics for Modern Engineering. this compendium gives a comprehensive account of statistical distributions. volumes two and three cover continuous univariate distributions.Hughes.. Sir Maurice Kendall was one of the giants in the fields of applied and theoretical statistics. Oxford: Clarendon Press. volume four covers continuous multivariate distributions. New York: Harper & Row. Peter W. Boston: PWS-Kent. 1986. The examples given in the text cover a wide range of engineering applications. Random Walks and Random Environments. 4 vols. Kendall. Barry D. with particular emphasis on modern quality assurance. In spite of the dates of publication. Neville. This book is a useful source to satisfy the needs of engineers and scientists who need statistics but not necessarily the full treatment of the underlying mathematical theory. Kendall's Advanced Theory of Statistics. and students in these disciplines. and Samuel Kotz. John. 1994The three-volume set covers: distribution theory. Kennedy. et al. Probabilistic Models in Engineering Sciences. All examples and problems are specifically geared toward the needs of engineering students. It reflects more than 30 years of teaching statistics to engineers and physicists. Johnson. Distributions in Statistics. M. This book is designed to give engineers an introduction to the engineering applications of statistics. Basic Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists. Harold J. and Adam M. 1990. New York: Halstead Press. New York: Wiley. 1995. rather. 2nd ed. 1979. Lawrence L. books for persons who wish to apply statistical methods and who have some knowledge of standard statistical techniques. they are. probabilists. including chemical engineering and semiconductors. Functions of complex variables and elements of probability are discussed in this first volume of a planned two-volume set. A compendium which is a must in every engineer's and statistician's library. and Bayesian inference. 3rd ed. 27 . John B. Statistical Methods in Engineering and Quality Assurance. These texts are not on general statistical theory. Lapin. Maurice G.. New York: Wiley.

W. In conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.. Pacific Grove. this source provides the engineer with statistical models for energy analysis. 1978. 1995. IL: Matrix Publishers. 1989Mathematical statistics and computer simulations as applied to engineering and operations research are well illustrated in this basic tool. Another basic source for engineers who encounter practical problems in technical decision-making situations. Lawrence M.A two-volume set which remains a useful source of information on applied probability. Mann. and Richard G. Richard H. Leemis. Simulation Methodology for Statisticians. et al. NJ: Prentice-Hall. Statistical Design Analysis of Experiments with Applications to Engineering and Science. Boston: Butterworth-Heinemann. and E.. New York: Cambridge University Press. This is intended to be a practitioner's guide to statistical methods for designing and analyzing experiments. Mei. Little. Robert E. and Engineers. Lewis. CA: Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole. It provides an introduction to applied probability theory and deals with further topics in the theory and applications of stochastic processes. Robert L. With basic concepts. 2nd ed. Orav. Chiang C. structural engineering. Many examples. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Peter A. Jr. allow the engineer to solve these problems independently. All engineers who deal with the provision of energy in any of its forms will find this to be a helpful source.. Reliability: Probabilistic Models and Statistical Methods. Theory and Application of Statistical Energy Analysis. Applied Engineering Statistics for Practicing Engineers. Mason. As the title of this source implies. This basic classic text was written for engineers and engineering students with no previous experience in probability and statistics. 1995. Probability and Statistics for Engineers. and students in classes of statistical experimental design. Englewood Cliffs. 1989. Lyon. this reference provides engineers with data and tables of statistical methods in reliability. Champaign. The intended audience consists of two groups: a broad spectrum of practicing engineers and scientists. Mathematical Analysis in Engineering: How to Use the Basic Tools. worked in detail. and geotechnical engineering. New York: Wiley. New York: Barnes & Noble.DeJong. J. 1995. Lawrence. this user-friendly text was 28 . Operations Analysts. It discusses statistical methods for engineering mechanics. 1970. Bibliographies and indexes are included. it guides the reader progressively to more advanced work. This is especially helpful to the engineer whose curriculum did not include statistical methods.

New York: Chapman & Hall. and Richard A. 29 . Probability and Statistics for Engineers. 1995. V. a field central to many branches of engineering and applied sciences. William. This source provides the basic concepts of statistical inference and familiarity with the statistical methods that they will use in their employment. NJ: Prentice Hall. New York: Wiley. 1993. 4th ed. The background knowledge attained here will permit the reader to progress rapidly to more advanced work. NJ: Prentice-Hall. Montgomery. Miller. Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences. Metcalfe. John E. 1987. Here is an exciting alternative to expensive scientific software designed to assist laboratory scientists and engineers using Lotus 1-2-3. Practical Spreadsheet Statistics and Curve Fitting for Scientists and Engineers. Englewood Cliffs. This is a valuable source for the engineer who possesses some personal computer skills. these students will be involved in the analysis of data and will be required to make inferences from their analyses. Probability and Statistics for Engineers. and Jesse C. Statistical Quality Control for Manufacturing Managers. This basic source provides the statistical methods needed by the practicing engineer. and analyze physical problems selected primarily from applied mechanics. Statistical analysis and methodology are widely discussed. A wide range of engineering statistical problems are made easy with computer applications. 1994. Englewood Cliffs. charts. J. Mendenhall.. Irwin. Freund. with particular emphasis on the unique problems involved in high technology research. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. This is intended to be an introductory text for students majoring in engineering. Symphony. Douglas C. NJ: Prentice Hall. Statistical methods for quality control in manufacturing are the main focus. 1990. This is intended for engineers and engineering students who have had no previous work in probability and statistics. Arnold. New York: Wiley. Statistics in Engineering: A Practical Approach. The focus is on the basic concepts. and Terry Sincich. It demonstrates how to apply statistical methods to data already captured in the spreadsheet. and solutions to specific problems in the different engineering disciplines. Messina. 1990. It includes tables. once they graduate. Englewood Cliffs. 1993. Introduction to Probability and Statistics: Principles and Applications for Engineering and the Computing Sciences. Inevitably. and George Runger.prepared to show how to use mathematics to formulate. solve. Among highlighted features are statistical characterizations and distribution analyses. Mezei. Louis M. Johnson. This book provides a scientific method for analyzing data. Susan. or other spreadsheets. A. William S. Milton.

ed. eds. J. This is an introductory text with basic statistical information for engineers and scientists as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Ross. 1990. This book is for engineers who are obliged to make reliability calculations with little or somewhat corrupt data.E. S. and other methods in probability and statistics. applied approach that is less mathematical and more oriented to engineers in all disciplines than any other text published. like the catastrophic failure of the space shuttle Challenger. but which. 4th ed. Many exercises and examples are given together with solutions. Engineering Optimization: Theory and Practice. . Chicago: Irwin Professional Pub. This source demonstrates the successful applications of linear statistical models for regression. Michel K. Penny. Franklin R. It provides a practical. It seeks to blend theory and applications effectively by explaining the underlying theory followed by practical problems. It covers random variables and their distributions. Statistical models which are illustrated in this book provide the plausibility of reliability estimates used for statistical predictions. Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. 1993. and G. 1987. The issue is not whether.A probability and statistics text for engineers that was written by engineers. this book contains all the unique problem sets which reflect the types of situations engineers encounter in their working lives. the book provides a valuable guide to understanding and applying numerical methods. Applications are illustrated using the MATLAB graphical facilities.. Neter. Ochi. Rao. 1995. analysis of variance and experimental designs. New York: Ellis Horwood.T. Numerical Methods Using MATLAB. This text provides information on mathematical models and optimizations which are useful for engineers. Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes in Engineering and Physical Sciences. John. 3rd. discrete functions. Charts and tables illustrate probability methods and 30 . Thus. Sheldon M. statistical models and methods should be used. Markov chains. 1996. Lindfield. New York: Wiley. New York: Wiley. martingales. which provides a natural and succinct way of implementing numerical algorithms. New York: Wiley. Boston: Kluwer. Applied Linear Statistical Models. This is an innovative and exciting text which approaches the difficult area of numerical methods using the software package MATLAB. This is a useful text for graduate and undergraduate students and all who are interested in applied probability and statistics. et al. S. queues. 1996. Nash. Flawed reliability methodologies can produce disastrous results. It is a good introductory course for undergraduate engineering and mathematics students. Estimating Device Reliability: Assessment of Credibility. MATLAB functions are applied to many areas of engineering statistics.

Woods. 1995. Probabilistic Structural Mechanics Handbook: Theory and Industrial Applications. Random Processes. Probability. 1993. Rainer. Richard L. As the title indicates. This volume offers the most comprehensive coverage of probabilistic structural mechanics available. It provides insight into statistically designed experiments and the related topics. Probability and Statistics for Engineers. New York: Chapman & Hall. Optimum Designs for Multi-Factor Models. 1989. 1982) provides all the tools necessary for applying probability and statistical theories directly to design. This text is a calculus-based introduction to probability and statistics with emphasis on techniques and applications that are useful in engineering and the physical and biological sciences. The applications of data processing to mathematical statistics and numerical analysis are illustrated in this book.) New York: Springer-Verlag. 31 . Schwabe. In real applications most experimental situations are influenced by a large number of different factors.. 2nd ed. C. The book contains many examples. New York: Wiley. C/C++ computer program language is used. Thomas P. (Lecture Notes in Statistics. and James T. 1995. 1996. New York: McGraw-Hill. Stark. Namir Clement. James N. C/C++ Mathematical algorithms for Scientists and Engineers. CA: Duxbury. and Estimation Theory for Engineers. Familiarity with the statistical theory of linear models is desirable but not necessary. Scheaffer. (Mechanical Engineering Series vol. This book was written in recognition of the fact that quality improvement requires the use of more than just control charts. McClave. In these settings the design of an experiment leads to challenging optimization problems. Probabilistic Engineering Design: Principles and Applications. 1994. Ryan. Based on recent research. A vast array of analytical and computational methods for structural stability are explained in depth. This invaluable companion to the author's Optimal Engineering Design: Principles and Applications (New York: Dekker. Software programs accompany this text on probability and random processes. Statistical Methods for Quality Improvement. NJ: Prentice Hall.23. Siddall. 1995. Englewood Cliffs. ed. Belmont. Shammas. and John W. and their applications are described using concrete examples. Sundararajan. 113.) New York: Marcel Dekker. (Raj). 4th ed. Henry. The notion of probabilistic models for real phenomena is emphasized throughout the text. this volume introduces the theory of optimum designs for complex models.random processes. It is a computer-oriented single-source reference in this field written specifically for engineers.

An appealing feature is the introduction of statistical concepts for engineering problems exclusively through examples involving real data and real scenarios. Walden. and Peter Guttorp. and well written book with a practical orientation. Each concept is immediately followed by a real-life example for its use. N. Stephen B. New York: Springer-Verlag. 3rd ed. Statistical Methods for Engineers and Scientists. tables and examples. Applied Reliability. 1996. Using graphs. Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving. eds. useful. earthquake prediction. and charts. 1995. ed. D.. Venables. tables.. Modern Applied Statistics with S-Plus.. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. acid rain. 1992. Andrew T. Wadsworth. 2nd ed. 32 . Tools for Statistical Inference: Methods for the Exploration of Posterior Distributions and Likelihood Functions. Statistical techniques for environmental monitoring. This source provides a main source of statistical information for both practicing engineers and academics. It is a problem solving handbook. New York: Springer-Verlag. Arnold. Ripley. Tables and charts are used to demonstrate functions and illustrate problems and solutions. and other environmental issues have gained worldwide interest. This book covers the basics in statistics and computing. An interesting. Paul A.. Tobias. W. gas and mineral exploration. engineering professionals who need to make sense of data will find this handbook valuable. Statistics in the Environmental and Earth Sciences. Graduate students will find this a useful and easy text. Harrison M. Regardless of their specialty or level of statistics knowledge. Jr.Tanner. and B. it guides the user through specific problems with corresponding solutions. 1994. In this book the Bayesian statistical decision theory is illustrated using graphs. The concepts are presented in such a way that persons trained in any quantitative field can understand them. oil. Martin Abba. Statistical quality control and reliability methods are discussed in this updated basic source. London: E. It is a valuable source for computer scientists and engineers of all disciplines who need to use applied statistics. 1995. No prior knowledge of statistics is needed to use this handbook. 1990. Vardeman. Boston: PWS Publishing. New York: McGraw-Hill.

however.44. "International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probabilities to Soil and StructuralEngineering--Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering: Proceedings. The following are selected conference proceedings which provide statistical information for engineers. 19??. Chaos and Statistical Methods. (Lecture Notes in Pure and Applied Mathematics. 1984. New York: Oxford University Press. or Science Citation Index." COMPSTAT: Proceedings in Computational Statistics. A listing of conference proceedings and reports of symposia in the field of Statistics. telecommunications. New York: Marcel Dekker. 1994. Proceedings of the Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences. are indexed in commonly available indexes. monographs.57). n. D. Complex Stochastic Systems and Engineering. 1980. no. New York: Physica-Verlag. The proceedings 33 . It includes national and international conferences and specifies which engineering discipline is the major topic. e. no. annual. The proceedings outline the statistical methods in chaotic behavior in systems. this conference was held at the University of Leeds in 1993.s. They appear in many different forms: special issues of journals. Engineering Index/COMPENDEX..: The Association. Sponsored by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and the Royal Statistical Society.Conference Proceedings Webster defines Proceedings as the "official record or account of (as in a book of minutes) of things said or done as at a meeting or convention of a society. Some may be located on the internet. Computational Aeronautical Fluid Dynamics. Combinatorics. 1995. image processing. conference proceedings can be among the most timely and detailed sources of technical information. abstracts. and Statistical Methods in Groups. and stochastic analysis. Also entitled the Young Day Proceedings. Representation Theory.) New York: Oxford University Press. books in a series. Most. American Statistical Association. 1974-. these papers include information on theory of groups and mathematical statistics. This conference deals with mathematical statistics and electronic data processing.C. Proceedings and copies of papers presented can often be obtained from the sponsoring societies. or individually printed papers. Conference proceedings can be difficult for libraries to locate and acquire. New York: Springer-Verlag. Often they can be more important than the journal literature." Therefore. biennial.g. and databases such as Mathematical Reviews. (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications Conference Series. Washington. These proceedings of the Sixth Kyoto Summer Institute focus on the chaotic behavior in systems and on statistical mechanics.

More progress has been made in modal analysis technology in the past decade than in all of its previous history. Los Alamitos. Earlier title European Symposium on Mathematics in Industry. The proceedings of these conferences focus on the Bayesian statistical decision theory and on entropy in information theory. The major theme of this conference was the implementation of statistical modeling with a practical. This three-volume work is useful to engineers and scientists whose work involves statistics. The proceedings of these conferences include information on databases of mathematical statistics. real-world problems. 1996.G. Boston: Kluwer Academic. annual.focus on the statistical methods in fluid dynamics and space technology. Vol. 1994. Proceedings of the First US/Japan Conference on the Frontiers of Statistical Modeling: An Informational Approach. 1985. Proceedings of this international conference are a collection of papers on statistical mechanics and processes. 1982-. New York: Wiley. Teubner.. ECCOMAS Conference on Numerical Methods in Engineering. biennial. Heidelberg: Physica-Verlag. CT: Society for Experimental Mechanics. 198?. 1982-. Stuttgart: B. International Working Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management. European Conference on Mathematics in Industry. Brookfield. one deals with theory and methodology of time series analysis. research activities and practical computer applications of modal analytical methods to seek solutions that fit structural integrity problems. Proceedings of the second ECCOMAS. Bethel. Computational Stochastic Mechanics. The conference was held in Antibes in 1989. International Modal Analysis Conference: IMAC. England.A. 1995. Vol. two covers multivariate statistical modeling. This 25th Conference on Statistical Computing includes papers on the data processing of mathematical statistics. Computational Statistics. Balkema. 1994. France. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. It was held at Schloss Reisenburg in 1994. The 15th Workshop was held in 1995. Chichester. annual. These proceedings provide the latest theories. informationalapproach to complex. three deals with engineering and scientific applications. International Workshop on Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods.. CA: IEEE Computer Society Press. VT: A. held in Paris. 34 . Dordrecht. Vol.

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