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Book by Vardeman and Jobe Now Freely Available

Iowa State University Professor Emeritus Stephen Vardeman and Miami University Professor Emeritus J. Marcus Jobe (ISU PhD, 1984) have made their book Basic Engineering Data Collection and Analysis, originally published by Duxbury/Thompson Learning/Cengage, freely available for download under a (CC BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International license through the Iowa State University Digital Press.  The book is available 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.


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 under way to produce and post a supplement giving R code and output for the book's examples.