Higher Education

Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 13th Edition

  • William Mendenhall University of Florida, Emeritus
  • Robert J. Beaver University of California, Riverside
  • Barbara M. Beaver University of California, Riverside
  • ISBN-10: 0495389536  |  ISBN-13: 9780495389538
  • 784 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 2003, 1999
  • © 2009 | Published
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Overview

Used by hundreds of thousands of students since its first edition, INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS, Thirteenth Edition, continues to blend the best of its proven coverage with new innovations. While retaining the straightforward presentation and traditional outline for descriptive and inferential statistics, this new edition incorporates helpful learning aids like MyPersonal Trainer, MyApplet, and MyTip to ensure that students learn and understand the relevance of the material. Written for the higher end of the traditional introductory statistics market, the book takes advantage of modern technology--including computational software and interactive visual tools--to facilitate statistical reasoning as well as the interpretation of statistical results. In addition to showing how to apply statistical procedures, the authors explain how to describe real sets of data meaningfully, what the statistical tests mean in terms of their practical applications, how to evaluate the validity of the assumptions behind statistical tests, and what to do when statistical assumptions have been violated. Users will also appreciate the book’s error-free material and exercises. The new edition retains the statistical integrity, examples, exercises, and exposition that have made this text a market leader--and builds upon this tradition of excellence with new technology integration.

Features and Benefits

  • Market leader: The integrity of the statistics and the quality of the examples and exercises keep INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS, Thirteenth Edition, in the bestseller category. Comprehensive in coverage, it delivers a more rigorous offering with traditional coverage of probability. Instructors and students alike appreciate its error-free material and exercises.
  • Noted expertise: More than 35 years of teaching and writing experience contribute to the clear exposition and interesting, effective examples and exercises in INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS, Thirteenth Edition.
  • Real data: The first to incorporate case studies and real data, Mendenhall/Beaver/Beaver continues to set the standard. Many examples and exercises use authentic data sets, helping students see the connections between their studies and their lives.
  • Quick reference: At the end of each chapter, Key Concepts and Formulas sections provide quick reference for students, helping them ensure they are well prepared for assignments and tests.
  • Student Premium Website: This password-protected site will ensure you have plenty of hands-on application. It includes more than 30 interactive Java applets, self-correcting exercises, and data sets for the exercises in the text. Access to this site is available by ordering a Printed Access Card.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Train Your Brain for Statistics.
1. Describing Data With Graphs.
2. Describing Data With Numerical Measures.
3. Describing Bivariate Data.
4. Probability and Probability Distributions.
5. Several Useful Discrete Distributions.
6. The Normal Probability Distribution.
7. Sampling Distributions.
8. Large-Sample Estimation.
9. Large-Sample Tests of Hypotheses.
10. Inference From Small Samples.
11. The Analysis of Variance.
12. Linear Regression and Correlation.
13. Multiple Regression Analysis.
14. Analysis of Categorical Data.
15. Nonparametric Statistics.
Appendix I: Tables.
Answers to Selected Exercises.

What's New

  • MyPersonal Trainer: Found in most chapters, MyPersonal Trainer offers further explanation of some of the more difficult concepts using detailed definitions and/or step-by-step hints on problem solving. These sections are followed by "Exercise Reps" that offer practice in the required statistical methods, providing immediate feedback with answers located on a loose insert located inside the text.
  • MyApplet: Customized specifically to match the presentation and notation of this book, special applet demonstrations help students visualize key concepts. In addition, MyApplet Exercises appear in the end-of-chapter material and ask students to use applets to solve key problems.
  • WebAssign: The most widely used homework system in higher education, WebAssign allows you to assign, collect, grade, and record homework assignments via the Web.
  • MyTip: Located within the margin, MyTips offer students training tips on key ideas and methods.
  • Expanded exercises: The book includes more than 1,300 exercises, many of which are new or updated for this edition.
  • MyMINITAB: MINITAB output and instructions for versions 14 and 15 follow each chapter, giving students hands-on experience performing statistical analysis with this widely used software.

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Instructor Supplements

PowerLecture with ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 0495557439 | ISBN-13: 9780495557432)

PowerLecture instructor resources are a collections of book-specific lecture and class tools on CD. The fastest easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, this PowerLecture for Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 13th edition, includes chapter-specific PowerPoint presentations, applets, instructor manuals, Examview electronic test bank, and classic exercises for more practice. PowerLecture media-teaching tools are an effective way to enhance the education experience.