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Unformatted text preview: 1 Reading Assignment: pp. 539544, 559564 2 • Suppose that an important variable Y may depend on several independent variables, X 1 , X 2 , …, X n . • Key Issues : o How do we determine which { X i } are most important? o How do we characterize their relative effects? • Important applications: o Process development o Process improvement Design of Experiments 3 141 Introduction • An experiment is a test or series of tests. • The design of an experiment plays a major role in the eventual solution of the problem. • Definitions for the experiments: Response Variable: The dependent variable Y Factors : The independent variables being considered, the { X i }. Levels: Values of the factors being considered • In a factorial experimental design , experimental trials (or runs) are performed at all combinations of the factor levels.. 4 uestion: hy not simply vary one factor at a time and evaluate its effect on the response variable?...
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