Statistical Methods for Quality: With Applications to Engineering and Management

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A textbook for a one-semester survey course or a two-semester detailed course for undergraduates in engineering or business management. Focuses on the few statistical methods most used in practice, based on the observation that professionals soon forget the others anyway. Some familiarity with calculus is assumed, but the few formulas with calculus notation could be described verbally instead. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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This text provides a comprehensive exploration of the statistical methods required for modern approaches to quality as it is practiced in the U.S., Japan, etc. It is appropriate for use by statistics professors as well as by engineering or management professors who are not necessarily statisticians.

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