Introduction to Probability & Statistics for Engineers & Scientists, 5/e (Hardcover)

Sheldon M. Ross




Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists provides a superior introduction to applied probability and statistics for engineering or science majors. Ross emphasizes the manner in which probability yields insight into statistical problems; ultimately resulting in an intuitive understanding of the statistical procedures most often used by practicing engineers and scientists. Real data sets are incorporated in a wide variety of exercises and examples throughout the book, and this emphasis on data motivates the probability coverage. As with the previous editions, Ross' text has tremendously clear exposition, plus real-data examples and exercises throughout the text. Numerous exercises, examples, and applications connect probability theory to everyday statistical problems and situations.


Ch1 Introduction to Statistics
Ch2 Descriptive Statistics
Ch3 Elements of Probability
Ch4 Random Variables and Expectation
Ch5 Special Random Variables
Ch6 Distributions of Sampling Statistics
Ch7 Parameter Estimation
Ch8 Hypothesis Testing
Ch9 Regression
Ch10 Analysis of Variance
Ch11 Goodness of Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis
Ch12 Nonparametric Hypothesis Tests
Ch13 Quality Control
Ch14 LifeTesting
Ch15 Simulation, Bootstrap Statistical Methods, and Permutation Tests