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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Statistics and Data Analysis

By
Richard C. Rice
Richard C. Rice
Battelle Columbus Laboratories
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Published:
2000

Abstract

This article discusses statistical concepts that form the basis of most of the following articles on specific areas of applied statistics and data analysis. It reviews some of the basic concepts that must be understood to successfully apply the statistical procedures, including probability, random variables, degrees of freedom, confidence limits and intervals, and reliability. Descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, confidence limits and intervals, and degrees of freedom are also discussed.

Abstract

The six types of statistical distributions are normal distribution, log normal distribution, Weibull distribution, exponential distribution, binomial distribution, and Poisson distribution. This article discusses the applicability of each distribution, providing information on the probability density function, cumulative distribution function, population mean and variance, and parameter and percentile estimation.

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Richard C. Rice, 2000. "Statistics and Data Analysis", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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