Evolutionary Operation

Evolutionary Operation : A Statistical Method for Process Improvement

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This book is about the philosophy and practice of Evolutionary Operation (called EVOP for short), a simple but powerful statistical tool with wide application in industry. Experience has long shown that statistical methods, sometimes quite sophisticated in character, can be of great value in improving the efficiency of laboratory and pilot-plant investigations made by specially trained chemists and engineers. What originally motivated the introduction of EVOP, however, was the idea that the widespread and daily use of simple statistical design and analysis during routine production by process operatives themselves could reap enormous additional rewards.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 161 x 234 x 13mm | 390g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • w. figs.
  • 0471255513
  • 9780471255512

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The Wiley Classics Library consists of selected books that have become recognized classics in their respective fields. With these new unabridged and inexpensive editions, Wiley hopes to extend the life of these important works by making them available to future generations of mathematicians and scientists.

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Table of contents

The Basic Ideas. Simple Statistical Principles on Which EVOP is Based. The 2 2 and 2 3 Factorial Designs. Worksheets for Two-Variable EVOP Programs. Worksheets for Three-Variable EVOP Programs. Some Aspects of the Organization of Evolutionary Operation. EVOP, Optimization, and Variations of EVOP. Comments and Questions on EVOP. Appendices. Tables. References and Bibliography. Index.
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About George E. P. Box

GEORGE E. P. BOX, PhD, is Ronald Aylmer Fisher Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His lifelong work has defined statistical analysis, while his name and research is a part of some of the most influential statistical constructs, including Box & Jenkins models, Box & Cox transformations, and Box & Behnken designs. Dr. Box is the coauthor of a number of Wiley books, including most recently, Statistical Control by Monitoring and Adjustment, Second Edition; Response Surfaces, Mixtures, and Ridge Analyses, Second Edition; and Improving Almost Anything: Ideas and Essays, Revised Edition.

George C. Tiao is emeritus professor in the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He contributed to the development of Bayesian Statistics, Time Series Analysis and Environmental Statistics. He has authored, co-authored or co-edited seven books.
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