STAT 3450

Basic Statistics for Engineers

Head of Geology Library & Map Room
Mathematical Sciences Librarian
Science Education Specialist

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Danny Dotson
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Sampling, Summary measures, Graphical Plots

Probability Rules, Equally likely outcomes


Conditional Probability, independence


Discrete Random Variables, Probability mass function, cmf



Expected Values & variances



Continuous RVs, density & distribution functions


Means and variances of continuous RVs


Random sample, sample mean, propagation of error


Binomial distribution


Normal (Gaussian) distribution


Linear combination of normal RVs; normal prob. plots


Central Limit Theorem; Normal binomial


Confidence int. for mean of normal pop, var. known


Sample size calc.



t intervals for means of normal pop




Hypothesis tests for population means; large sample



Significance levels; p-values



t-tests, Power





Two-sample t-tests and confidence intervals



Two-sample t-tests and CIs; One-way ANOVA, F-test


One factor experiments; Randomization, F-test; ANOVA


Two factor experiments two-way ANOVA, Blocking


Randomized complete block design; 2p factorial expts.


2p factorial expts; Prob. plots; Main effects


Fractional Factorial Design

Other Book Sources

The OSU Library Catalog has subject headings.  If you had found a good book on your topic, examine the subject headings for that book below the location/call number box.  You can click on these to see other items with that subject ot you can search subject directly as follows.


"History" is a subdivision of a subject that can be added after any other term. Examples: Format: branch--history. Clickable examples:

For mathematics history in a country, region, use for format mathematics--country/region--history Examples:

Finding Articles

Citation databases allow you to see for each article the items it cited and also the items that have cited it.  If you find a great article, use these databases to move both back and forward in time from that article.

Accessing items

You'll see some important buttons while using the OSU Libraries resouces. Especially important are these 4:


Request this item button

Where: OSU Library Catalog.

What: Have an item sent to another location for pickup or recall an item checked out.


OhioLINK Catalog button

Where: OSU Library Catalog.

What: Check for access of an individual item via OhioLINK - such as an item checked out at OSU. Also repeats searches in the OhioLINK catalog to see additional options for your need.


request button for OhioLINK

Where: OhioLINK Catalog

What: Click to have an item delivered to OSU from an OhioLINK library.


Find It! button

Where: Library Databases

What: Check for online access to journal articles, conference papers, and more. Also gives interlibrary loan option if item is not available online.