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Introduction to probability emphasizing applications in engineering. Topics include the use of discrete and continuous random variables, Goodness of Fit Tests, fitting of distributions, and elementary stochastic processes. This course is crosslisted with STAT 2620.
Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: IME 2610 and MATH 2720 with concurrency.
Credits: 3 hours
Lecture Hours  Laboratory Hours: (3  0)
Course Objectives 
ABETEAC Outcomes^{2} 
Performance Criteria Measured^{1} 


To apply the basic rules and theorems of probability theory to engineering problems.  a, e, k  E2: Uses tools to optimize product designs and processes. 

To appropriately choose, define and/or derive probability distributions for use in engineering models.  a, k  K1: Selects appropriate tools throughout the design process. 

To develop functions of random variables that can be used in decision making.  a, c, k  A1: Applies appropriate statistical techniques. 

To construct and utilize basic quality models for the management, control, and improvement of systems and processes.  a, b, c, k  B1: Gathers and uses data to assess processes and products. 
Performance Criteria^{1}: IME performance criteria may be found at http://www.wmich.edu/ime/performancecriteria.html
ABETEAC Outcomes^{2}: Outcomes may be found at http://www.abet.org/
*results tracked in ABET course notebooks
A First Course in Probability, 8th edition, Sheldon Ross, Prentice Hall, 2010 (ISBN10: 013603313X; ISBN13:9780136033134)
Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists using Microsoft Excel and MINITAB, 1st edition, David M. Levine, Patricia P. Ramsey and Robert K. Smidt, Prentice Hall, 2001 (ISBN10: 0134888014; ISBN13:9780134888019)
Student Solution Manual: Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
using Microsoft Excel and MINITAB, 1st edition,
David M. Levine
Prentice Hall, 2001 (ISBN10: 0130286818; ISBN13:9780130286819)
Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers, 4th edition, Douglas C. Montgomery and George C. Runger, Wiley, 2007
Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, 2nd edition. Anthony J. Hayter, PWS Publishing, 2002.
MINITAB Statistical Software, Release 15, Minitab, Inc., 2008
Crystal Ball 2008, Oracle Corporation, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Note: Unlicensed photocopies of the textbook will not be allowed into lectures or the tests.
Steven Butt
Western Michigan University
E227 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 490085336
Phone: 2763356
Email: steven.butt@wmich.edu
Revision Date: Summer 2011