 9.5.1: Reconsider Example 9.16. We wish to study the behavior of the avera...
 9.5.2: Consider the interactive system shown in Figure 9.P.2 (note that th...
 9.5.3: Refer to Dowdy et al. [DOWD 1979]. Consider a closed central server...
 9.5.4: It can be shown that the procedure using the flowequivalent server...
 9.5.5: Modify the problem of Example 9.18 so that the I/O device labeled 1...
 9.5.6: Compare three methods of solving the network in Example 9.18: (a) t...
 9.5.7: Repeat the comparison of three methods for the network of Example 9...
 9.5.8: Consider another approximate solution technique for the system of E...
 9.5.9: Resolve Example 9.6 using flowequivalent server method by first sh...
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2 k factorial experiment.
A full factorial experiment with k factors and all factors tested at only two levels (settings) each.

Assignable cause
The portion of the variability in a set of observations that can be traced to speciic causes, such as operators, materials, or equipment. Also called a special cause.

Attribute
A qualitative characteristic of an item or unit, usually arising in quality control. For example, classifying production units as defective or nondefective results in attributes data.

Bimodal distribution.
A distribution with two modes

Block
In experimental design, a group of experimental units or material that is relatively homogeneous. The purpose of dividing experimental units into blocks is to produce an experimental design wherein variability within blocks is smaller than variability between blocks. This allows the factors of interest to be compared in an environment that has less variability than in an unblocked experiment.

Chisquare (or chisquared) random variable
A continuous random variable that results from the sum of squares of independent standard normal random variables. It is a special case of a gamma random variable.

Conditional probability mass function
The probability mass function of the conditional probability distribution of a discrete random variable.

Continuous uniform random variable
A continuous random variable with range of a inite interval and a constant probability density function.

Contour plot
A twodimensional graphic used for a bivariate probability density function that displays curves for which the probability density function is constant.

Correction factor
A term used for the quantity ( / )( ) 1 1 2 n xi i n ? = that is subtracted from xi i n 2 ? =1 to give the corrected sum of squares deined as (/ ) ( ) 1 1 2 n xx i x i n ? = i ? . The correction factor can also be written as nx 2 .

Cumulative distribution function
For a random variable X, the function of X deined as PX x ( ) ? that is used to specify the probability distribution.

Decision interval
A parameter in a tabular CUSUM algorithm that is determined from a tradeoff between false alarms and the detection of assignable causes.

Degrees of freedom.
The number of independent comparisons that can be made among the elements of a sample. The term is analogous to the number of degrees of freedom for an object in a dynamic system, which is the number of independent coordinates required to determine the motion of the object.

Deming’s 14 points.
A management philosophy promoted by W. Edwards Deming that emphasizes the importance of change and quality

Designed experiment
An experiment in which the tests are planned in advance and the plans usually incorporate statistical models. See Experiment

Distribution free method(s)
Any method of inference (hypothesis testing or conidence interval construction) that does not depend on the form of the underlying distribution of the observations. Sometimes called nonparametric method(s).

Error mean square
The error sum of squares divided by its number of degrees of freedom.

Ftest
Any test of signiicance involving the F distribution. The most common Ftests are (1) testing hypotheses about the variances or standard deviations of two independent normal distributions, (2) testing hypotheses about treatment means or variance components in the analysis of variance, and (3) testing signiicance of regression or tests on subsets of parameters in a regression model.

Fisher’s least signiicant difference (LSD) method
A series of pairwise hypothesis tests of treatment means in an experiment to determine which means differ.

Gaussian distribution
Another name for the normal distribution, based on the strong connection of Karl F. Gauss to the normal distribution; often used in physics and electrical engineering applications
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