Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists – Sheldon M. Ross – 3rd Edition


This updated classic provides a superior introduction to applied for or science majors. Author Sheldon Ross shows how probability yields insight into statistical problems, 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. The Third Edition includes new exercises, examples, and applications, updated statistical material, and more.

New in this edition:

  • New exercises and data examples including: The One-sided Chebyshev Inequality for Data, The Logistics Distribution and Logistic Regression, Estimation and Testing in proofreader problems, Product Form Estimates of Life Distributions, and Observational Studies
  • updated statistical material
  • and new, contemporary applications. Hallmark features of this book are, it: reflects Sheldon Ross’ masterfully clear exposition
  • contains numerous examples, exercises, and homework
  • is unique, easy-to-use automates required computations
  • applies probability theory to everyday statistical and situations
  • careful development of probability, modeling, and statistical procedures leads to intuitive understanding.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
Elements of Probability
Random Variables and Expectation
Special Random Variables
Distributions of Sampling Statistics
Parameter Estimation
Hypothesis Testing
Analysis of Variance
Goodness of Fit Tests and Categorical Data Analysis
Nonparametric Hypothesis Tests
Quality Control
Appendix of Tables

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