Assuming no background in probability andstatistics, Statistics and Probability with Applicationsfor Engineers and Scientists features a unique, yettried-and-true, approach that is ideal for all undergraduatestudents as well as statistical practitioners who analyze andillustrate real-world data in engineering and the naturalsciences.
Bhisham C. Gupta, PhD, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Gupta has writen four books and over thirty peer-reviewed publications. His research interests include design of experiments, statistical quality control, and sampling theory.
Irwin Guttman, PhD, is retired Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. A Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Statistical Institute, and the Royal Statistical Society, he received his PhD in Statistics from the University of Toronto.
The quality inspector is the person perhaps most closely involved with day-to-day activities intended to ensure that products and services meet customer expectations. The quality inspector is required to understand and apply a variety of tools and techniques as codified in the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) Body of Knowledge (BoK). The tools and techniques identified in the ASQ CQI BoK include technical math, metrology, inspection and test techniques, and quality assurance. Quality inspectors frequently work with the quality function of organizations in the various measurement and inspection laboratories, as well as on the shop floor supporting and interacting with quality engineers and production/service delivery personnel.
This handbook supports individuals preparing to perform, or those already performing, this type of work. It is intended to serve as a ready reference for quality inspectors and quality inspectors in training, as well as a comprehensive reference for those individuals preparing to take the ASQ CQI examination. Examples and problems used throughout the handbook are thoroughly explained, are algebra-based, and are drawn from real-world situations encountered in the quality profession.
To assist readers in using this book as a ready reference or as a study aid, the book has been organized so as to conform explicitly to the ASQ CQI BoK. Each chapter title, all major topical divisions within the chapters, and every main point has been titled and then numbered exactly as they appear in the CQI BoK.