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Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers

Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers

Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers
By Douglas C. Montgomery, George C. Runger

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Book Description

Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 6th Edition provides a practical approach oriented to engineering as well as chemical and physical sciences. Students learn how the material will be relevant in their careers through the integration throughout of unique problem sets that reflect realistic applications and situations. Applied Statistics, 6e is suitable for either a one- or two-term course in probability and statistics. The 6th edition of this text focuses on real engineering applications and real engineering solutions while including material on the bootstrap, increased emphasis on the use of P-value, coverage of equivalence testing, combining p-values, many new examples and entirely revised homework sections.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #54821 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Wiley
  • Model: BKSTAPRO6TH9XOP
  • Published on: 2013-11-11
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.10" h x 1.30" w x 7.90" l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 834 pages

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Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
1Way too many incorrect answers in the solutions section!!!
By Lauren
The amount of time I have wasted trying to figure out why I cannot get the same answer as shown in the back of the book, only to later find out I had the write answer and the book was wrong, forces me to give this book only 1 star. The author has added a few practice problems, and changed some of the numbers in the problems, which forces students to buy new books. Unfortunately, it seems like one out of every 8 problems or so has the wrong answer in the back. Many of them are just the answers from the 5th edition, which they forgot to change when they changed the numbers in the problem. Others are just pathetic typos like 2/3 + 6/3 = 7/3 (problem 5-1, part i). If you are going to rip students off, at least take the time to make your book better, not worse.

Also, far too often the example and practice problems refer to previous problems in other sections. This forces the student to shuffle between many pages trying to find the problem. I can't stand this. I do not recommend this book. If you are a student forced to use this book, if you swear your answer is correct and the book is wrong, it's probably because the book is wrong, FYI.

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
2The amount of errors is not an exaggeration
By Ky
The large amount of errors makes it hard to trust what I read, and I end up wasting a lot of valuable study time fact checking with other sources.

I actually think the textbook does a good job at explaining concepts and the example problems are very thorough and clear, however, it is hard to take a 6th edition textbook seriously that has so many errors.

Upon initially reading the reviews for this textbook, I thought people were exaggerating about the amount of errors, but I have found dozens of errors and typos. What is most concerning is the highlighted important equations throughout each chapter very often have typos - very serious typos that change the meaning of the equations completely.

I would recommend this textbook if the errors weren't so serious.. but they are. And for such a steep price? So I don't recommend it. Maybe the next edition will be better - you know what they say, the 7th try is always the best (...right?)

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
1It isn't a useless subject... but damned if this doesn't make it feel that way
By Jeff Hutchison
This is a bad textbook and the authors should feel bad for creating it. Beyond their truly ineffective format and incoherent text, they seem to have skipped the proof-reading phase. A genuine shame, considering this is the 6th edition. Reflecting on the concept of a stats textbook that is this bad after 6 tries, it certainly raises the question - how terrible was rev 1 of this coil of dog excrement?

I have a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, a PE license, and a successful career built in discipline work and project management. I decided to pick up a master's, and this is a required text for my stats course. I have a 4.0 currently and I'm 30% through the program. Given that I've slogged through roughly 50 different textbooks at the college level, I don't consider myself the absolute authority on the matter - but I do think I can tell good from bad.

Tables are labeled incorrectly
- single sided confidence intervals are conflated with double sided.
- heading values for z are repeated instead of incremented

Sample problems regularly have sign errors and arithmetic errors.

There is no cohesive problem solving strategy outlined in the text... examples provided will not resonate with the reader, nor will the attempt at narration (which is incomprehensible).

I figure that the bimodal distribution of the reviews on the text are related to how many academics have praised it for the pure math approach that it seems to aspire to. I have friends with math PhD's who would probably appreciate the obtuse nature of this. For the rest of us, i.e. the intended audience, this is hot garbage. We cannot see past the mistakes, and cannot penetrate the dense, but terse language used.

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