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Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences (with Student Suite Online)
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This bestseller continues to provide engineering students with a comprehensive introduction to probability and statistics through its use of concepts, models, methodology, and lively and realistic examples and applications.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #353821 in Books
- Published on: 2007-01-26
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 1.31" h x 7.22" w x 10.98" l,
- Binding: Hardcover
- 736 pages
About the Author
Jay Devore is Professor Emeritus of Statistics at California Polytechnic State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Engineering Science from the University of California at Berkeley, spent a year at the University of Sheffield in England, and finished his Ph.D. in statistics at Stanford University. Jay previously taught at the University of Florida and at Oberlin College and has had visiting appointments at Stanford, Harvard, the University of Washington, New York University, and Columbia University. From 1998 to 2006, he served as Chair of the Statistics Department. In addition to this book, Jay has written several widely used engineering statistics texts and a book in applied mathematical statistics. He recently coauthored a text in probability and stochastic processes. He is the recipient of a distinguished teaching award from Cal Poly, is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association , and has served several terms as an Associate Editor of the "Journal of the American Statistical Association." In his spare time, he enjoys reading, cooking and eating good food, tennis, and travel to faraway places. He is especially proud of his wife, Carol, a retired elementary school teacher, his daughter Allison, who has held several high-level positions in nonprofit organizations in Boston and New York City, and his daughter Teresa, an ESL teacher in New York City.
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
I like the diversity in the problems too
By Emma C
This book explains the material well. The practice problems are spot on. I like the diversity in the problems too. They illustrate just how many different contexts statistics can be used in, thus validating the necessity of learning statistics for any career!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By Daniel Koenemann
We only used the first 4 chapter for this course. Most of the examples are good. The book assumes some prior knowledge of math and statistics but other than that is good.
0 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
By yld one
So far, so good! (Using it this semester in class.) I don't do many online purchases, but getting this book cheaper than the campus bookstore proved to be a good experience for me. The book arrived in a timely manner and is in good shape.