For engineering statistics courses in departments of Statistics and Engineering. This text is designed for a two-semester introductory course in statistics for students majoring in engineering or any of hte physical sciences. Inevitalby, once these studenrts graduate and are employed, they will be involved in the collection and analysis of data and will be required to think critically about the results. Consequently, they need to acquire knowledge of the basic concepts of data description and statistical inference and familiarity with statistical methods they are required to use on the job.The text includes optional theoretical exercises allowing instructors who choose to emphasize theory to do so without requiring additional materials. The assumed mathematical background is a two-semester sequence in calculus - that is, the course could be taught to students of average mathematical talent and with a basic understanding of the principles of differential and integral calculus.Mendenhall, William is the author of 'Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131877061 and ISBN 0131877062.