PROBABILITY, STATISTICS, AND DECISION FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS

THE PRINCIPLES ARE PRESENTED OF APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS NEEDED TO OPTIMIZE AND UNDERSTAND DECISIONS UNDER UNCERTAINTY FROM AN ENGINEERING VIEWPOINT. WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR STUDENTS OF AND PROFESSIONALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, THE TEXT EMPHASIZES THE RELATION OF ANALYSIS TO PRACTICAL DECISION MAKING, THE READER'S THOROUGH COMPREHENSION OF FUNDAMENTALS, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIS ABILITY TO FORMULATE PRACTICAL MODELS. BAYESIAN DECISION THEORY AS WELL AS CONVENTIONAL STATISTICAL METHODS ARE INCLUDED; COMMON DISTRIBUTIONS ARE DEVELOPED AS MODELS OF PHYSICAL PROCESSES; ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS INVOLVING ECONOMIC DECISIONS UNDER UNCERTAINTY ARE EMPHASIZED; AND REALISTIC AND COMMON CIVIL ENGINEERING EXAMPLES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PROBLEMS ARE STRESSED AT ALL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT. /AUTHOR

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Benjamin, J R
  • Publication Date: 1970

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  • Accession Number: 00200414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 684 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1970 12:00AM