Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences

6th Edition

William M. Mendenhall, Terry L. Sincich

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published December 16, 2015
Textbook - 1166 Pages - 454 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498728850 - CAT# K25936

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  • Integrates basic theoretical concepts of mathematical statistics with a two-semester presentation of statistical methodology
  • Covers a wide range of data analysis topics, including multiple regression and model building, principles of experimental design, quality control, and reliability
  • Uses real scientific case studies to show students the importance of applying sound statistical methods to evaluate findings and consider the statistical issues involved
  • Offers tutorials on using SAS, SPSS, MINITAB, and Microsoft Excel to perform the statistical calculations
  • Presents bootstrapping and Bayesian methods for estimation and hypothesis testing
  • Includes more than 1,000 exercises—many extracted from scientific journals—that promote students’ critical-thinking skills
  • Contains end-of-chapter summary materials that reinforce important points from the chapter and are useful study tools
  • Provides the data sets on the book's CRC Press web page

A solutions manual and figure slides are available upon qualifying course adoption.


Prepare Your Students for Statistical Work in the Real World

Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences, Sixth Edition is designed for a two-semester introductory course on statistics for students majoring in engineering or any of the physical sciences. This popular text continues to teach students the basic concepts of data description and statistical inference as well as the statistical methods necessary for real-world applications. Students will understand how to collect and analyze data and think critically about the results.

New to the Sixth Edition

  • Many new and updated exercises based on contemporary engineering and scientific-related studies and real data
  • More statistical software printouts and corresponding instructions for use that reflect the latest versions of the SAS, SPSS, and MINITAB software
  • Introduction of the case studies at the beginning of each chapter
  • Streamlined material on all basic sampling concepts, such as random sampling and sample survey designs, which gives students an earlier introduction to key sampling issues
  • New examples on comparing matched pairs versus independent samples, selecting the sample size for a designed experiment, and analyzing a two-factor experiment with quantitative factors
  • New section on using regression residuals to check the assumptions required in a simple linear regression analysis

The first several chapters of the book identify the objectives of statistics, explain how to describe data, and present the basic concepts of probability. The text then introduces the two methods for making inferences about population parameters: estimation with confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The remaining chapters extend these concepts to cover other topics useful in analyzing engineering and scientific data, including the analysis of categorical data, regression analysis, model building, analysis of variance for designed experiments, nonparametric statistics, statistical quality control, and product and system reliability.