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Engineering Statistics Text Now Open Source

  • 1.  Engineering Statistics Text Now Open Source

    Posted 01-26-2023 09:00

    I would like to announce the free open-source availability of a high-quality engineering statistics text in .pdf form.  The book Basic Engineering Data Collection and Analysis by Vardeman and Jobe, originally published by Duxbury/Thompson Learning/Cengage is now available for download under a (CC BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International license through the Iowa State University Digital Press.  It can be found at:



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    This book is essentially a revision/second edition of Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving by Vardeman that won the American Society for Engineering Education 1994 Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author award (given biennially for "an outstanding new engineering text").


    The book has answers for end-of-section exercises.  All datasets in the book are on the web page in digital form.  Chapter formula sheets are on the web page.  The text's solutions manual for the end-of-chapter exercises is currently being processed for posting and will appear in due course.  And there are plans underway to produce and post a supplement giving R code and output for the book's examples.


    Professor Jobe and I offer this book with the hope that it proves useful to many instructors and engineering students for years to come.

    Stephen Vardeman
    Iowa State University