ch01 - 1-1 The Engineering Method and Statistical Thinking...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-1 The Engineering Method and Statistical Thinking Engineers solve problems of interest to society by the efficient application of scientific principles The engineeringor scientific methodis the approach to formulating and solving these problems.1-1 The Engineering Method and Statistical ThinkingThe Field of Probability Used to quantify likelihood or chance Used to represent risk or uncertainty in engineering applications Can be interpreted as our degree of belief or relative frequencyThe Field of Statistics Deals with the collection, presentation, analysis, anduse of data to make decisions and solve problems. 1-1 The Engineering Method and Statistical ThinkingThe field of statisticsdeals with the collection, presentation, analysis, and use of data to Make decisions Solve problems Design products and processes1-1 The Engineering Method and Statistical Thinking Statistical techniques are useful for describing and understanding variability. By variability, we mean successive observations of a system or phenomenon do notproduce exactly the same result. Statistics gives us a framework for describing this variability and for learning about potential sources of variability.1-1 The Engineering Method and Statistical Thinking...
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