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Probability, statistics, and reliability for engineers and scientists, 3d ed.


Probability, statistics, and reliability for engineers and scientists, 3d ed.

Ayyub, Bilal M. and Richard H. McCuen.

CRC Press


639 pages




Ayyub and McCuen (both civil and environmental engineering, U. of Maryland-College Park) introduce probability, statistics, reliability, and risk methods to students and practicing professionals in engineering and the sciences. They emphasize the practical use of these methods, and point out their limitations, advantages, and disadvantages. Chapter-end problems facilitate use as a textbook in a course that would be the first formal exposure to the area. Among the topics are data description and treatment, probability distributions for discrete random variables, multiple random variables, fundamental statistical analysis, confidence intervals and sample size determination, and reliability analysis of components.

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