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Introduction to Functional Data Analysis

Piotr Kokoszka, Matthew Reimherr
August 09, 2017

Introduction to Functional Data Analysis provides a concise textbook introduction to the field. It explains how to analyze functional data, both at exploratory and inferential levels. It also provides a systematic and accessible exposition of the methodology and the required mathematical framework....

Statistical Simulation: Power Method Polynomials and Other Transformations

Todd C. Headrick
June 14, 2017

Although power method polynomials based on the standard normal distributions have been used in many different contexts for the past 30 years, it was not until recently that the probability density function (pdf) and cumulative distribution function (cdf) were derived and made available. Focusing on...

What Makes Variables Random: Probability for the Applied Researcher

Peter J. Veazie
May 03, 2017

What Makes Variables Random: Probability for the Applied Researcher provides an introduction to the foundations of probability that underlie the statistical analyses used in applied research. By explaining probability in terms of measure theory, it gives the applied researchers a conceptual...

Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications

Natarajan Gautam
March 29, 2017

Written with students and professors in mind, Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications combines coverage of classical queueing theory with recent advances in studying stochastic networks. Exploring a broad range of applications, the book contains plenty of solved problems, exercises, case...

Reliability Models for Engineers and Scientists

Mark P. Kaminskiy
March 29, 2017

A discussion of the basic reliability concepts and models, Reliability Models for Engineers and Scientists demystifies modern mathematical reliability models. Requiring very little mathematical background on the reader’s part, this concise book introduces the models by focusing on their physical...

Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach

Javier Faulin, Angel A. Juan, Scott E. Grasman, Michael J. Fry
March 29, 2017

In real-life scenarios, service management involves complex decision-making processes usually affected by random or stochastic variables. Under such uncertain conditions, the development and use of robust and flexible strategies, algorithms, and methods can provide the quantitative information...

Change-Point Analysis in Nonstationary Stochastic Models

Boris Brodsky
March 23, 2017

This book covers the development of methods for detection and estimation of changes in complex systems. These systems are generally described by nonstationary stochastic models, which comprise both static and dynamic regimes, linear and nonlinear dynamics, and constant and time-variant structures...

Continuous Improvement, Probability, and Statistics: Using Creative Hands-On Techniques

William Hooper
March 23, 2017

What happens when the sport of Juggling meets a Statistical Process Control class? This book shows a creative approach to teaching data analysis for continuous improvement. Using step by step instructions, including over 65 photos and 40 graphs, traditional continuous improvement topics (design of...

Stochastic Processes: From Applications to Theory

Pierre Del Moral, Spiridon Penev
December 19, 2016

Unlike traditional books presenting stochastic processes in an academic way, this book includes concrete applications that students will find interesting such as gambling, finance, physics, signal processing, statistics, fractals, and biology. Written with an important illustrated guide in the...

Elementary Probability with Applications, Second Edition

Larry Rabinowitz
December 13, 2016

Elementary Probability with Applications, Second Edition shows students how probability has practical uses in many different fields, such as business, politics, and sports. In the book, students learn about probability concepts from real-world examples rather than theory. The text explains how...

Reliability Engineering: Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods, Second Edition

Joel A. Nachlas
December 01, 2016

Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers,...

Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold ’em Examples, Second Edition

Frederic Paik Schoenberg
November 28, 2016

Introduction to Probability with Texas Hold’em Examples illustrates both standard and advanced probability topics using the popular poker game of Texas Hold’em, rather than the typical balls in urns. The author uses students’ natural interest in poker to teach important concepts in probability....