Statistics for Environmental Engineers

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Linfield C. Brown is Professor of civil and environmental engineering at Tufts University, where he has been on the faculty since 1970. He received his M.S. in environmental health engineering from Tufts University in 1966 and his Ph.D. in sanitary engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. Professor Brown teaches courses on water quality monitoring, water and wastewater chemistry, industrial waste treatment, and pollution prevention, and serves on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Models Subcommittee of the Science Advisory Board. He is a Task Group Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ National Subcommittee on Oxygen Transfer Standards, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Materials.

In addition to Statistics for Environmental Engineers, 1st Edition (1994, Lewis Publishers), Professor Brown has been the author or co-author of numerous publications on environmental engineering, water quality monitoring, and hazardous materials.

Table of Contents

1    Environmental Problems and Statistics

2    A Brief Review of Statistics

3    Plotting Data

4    Smoothing Data

5    Seeing the Shape of a Distribution

6    External Reference Distributions

7    Using Transformations

8    Estimating Percentiles

9    Accuracy, Bias, and Precision of Measurements

10    Precision of Calculated Values

11    Laboratory Quality Assurance

12    Fundamentals of Process Control Charts

13    Specialized Control Charts

14    Limit of Detection

15    Analyzing Censored Data

16    Comparing a Mean with a Standard

17    Paired t-Test for Assessing the Average of Differences

18    Independent t-Test for Assessing the Difference of Two Averages

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