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21. College Algebra (7th Edition) by Michael Sullivan | |
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22. Data Analysis and Decision Making with Microsoft Excel (with InfoTrac and CD-ROM) by S. Christian Albright, Wayne Winston, Christopher Zappe | |
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Better Title: Intro to Statistics using Excel Add-ins
Serious Excel 2000 Problem
No trouble with Excel
MS Office 2000 compatability problems!!
Excellent MBA - level textbook and software. |
23. Implementing Six Sigma: Smarter Solutions Using Statistical Methods, Second Edition by Forrest W. Breyfogle III | |
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A clear roadmap to successful Six Sigma implementation The unique value of the book is in it's multi-tiered approach to each of these issues. Concepts are introduced, discussed and documented in several levels of detail, each suitable to a different reader, from the non-technical senior executive, through the implementing functional manager, to the working quality engineer. An excellent glossary and extensive reference tables make this book a valuable addition to any professional reference library. Pragmatic "how to" guidelines make it an easy to follow roadmap for successful Six Sigma implementation.
A "Must Have" for Six Sigma and QE Practitioners First of all, Six Sigma is defined as a system that improves business performance through cost reduction and revenue growth by improving all business processes and increasing customer satisfaction. It is not just a quality improvement system. Second, all of the statistical tools are described, explained and illustrated with real world examples. And in addition: In other words, if you want to make real improvements in real life business situations, this is the book to show you how to do it. Also, if you want to pass the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam, there is no better text.
A Very Comprehensive Source Forrest Breyfogle has been a quality leader in our community (Austin, Texas) for a number of years. I knew him since his days at IBM in the early '90s. That doesn't mean that I can't give an unbiased view of this book, however. Note I'm not giving it 5 stars as some have done. I am trying to give it a fair assessment, however. I've seen many technical books of this nature written in a more conversational way that are a little easier to read with better vocabulary, grammar, and organization. But if you want a book that covers it all, there is nothing out there I know of that can beat this one. This book claims to focus on both product and service quality. However, as with many books that claim to cover the service sector, it is a little weak in that area. There are some books that cover services better than this one, I think, and so if that is your specialty, you may want to use one of those books to supplement the treatment of six sigma in this book. I like "Ultimate Six Sigma" by Keki Bhote. That book uses the concept of NOAC (Next Operation As Customer) to drive interdepartmental process improvement. Bhote is a big fan of Dorian Shainin, the consummate engineer of quality tools, and he is now arrogantly calling some of the Shainin tools "Shainin/Bhote" tools. But I've seen a lot of books that look like advertising brochures for consultants. His and Breyfogle's book both have that fault. But I have to like them simply because they are comprehensive, authoritative, and useful. I think the advertising brochure syndrome is really the fault of publishers that let authors get away with it. I would think a respected technical publisher like Wiley would not accept that kind of tone in any of its books. But like "Coke C2" and low carb bread, we are swamped with advertising from every direction and it only gets worse. Another good book you might want to consider is "Lean Six Sigma for Service" by Michael L. George. This book specializes in only the service sector and is therefore, a very good book for that kind of work with some excellent case studies. *Service Mark of Smarter Solutions
Hastily Assembled and Poorly Organized As a provider of Six Sigma Training and a certifed Black Belt myself, I had expected better from one of the most recognized names in the field. Breyfogle and his team have assembled several meaningful aspects of the Six Sigma art. However, any sense of flow or logical progression were interrupted by commercials for his company's "unique" approach. His team's frequent use of poorly defined vocabulary added to the confusion. Most disturbing, however, was the characterization of the value of the "wisdom of the organization", which could mislead potential implementers of the method to minimize the critical need for empirical data collection and analysis. They seem to promote the the more typical, "Ask Larry, he knows". Typos, confusing sentence structure, and poor publishing practices lead me to wonder if Dr. B reads his own defect reduction philosophies. The Voice of the Customer in this instance says: el Stinko. If you buy this book, you will find use in it. It's a good collection of techniques and ideas, and many of the examples are helpful. However, I would suggest looking for something cheaper and more professionally executed. The price may lead you to believe that this is the consumate work of the field. If it is, I guess that's good news for you and me. Without much effort, we could write and publish a better Six Sigma book than this shallow collection of Clip Art, rambling prose, and poorly referenced diagrams.
Better than Ever Like the previous edition, it is a highly informative book that illustrates how to tightly integrate balanced scorecard metrics with improvement techniques, to include Lean, Six Sigma, and theory of constraints (TOC) tools. Breyfogle's expanded step-by-step project execution roadmap illustrates when Lean/Six Sigma tools can be used to significant effect throughout the define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) improvement cycle in a variety of settings. Other reviewers in the field have found the new book to be of significant value as well. In the same publication, William Parr, Department of Statistics at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, stated "This is the best overall reference, providing encyclopedic coverage of statistical and statistically related topics that are of use in Six Sigma work. With this well-deserved professional recognition, Breyfogle firmly positions himself as a world-class authority in the application of successful techniques to the implementation of Six Sigma - and his latest work as the "how to" guide to success. ... Read more |
24. Elementary Statistics Update (9th Edition) by Mario F. Triola | |
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25. Statistics (9th Edition) by James T. McClave, Terry L. Sincich | |
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Wonderful Introductory Text
Is there a solution manual for this book???? Thanx Norma_Zuniga@yahoo.com
Probablity and counting methods sections weak as usual,
Excellent text for Advanced Placement statistics course |
26. Calculus with Applications (7th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, Nathan P. Ritchey | |
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27. College Algebra (9th Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider | |
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28. Using Multivariate Statistics (4th Edition) by Barbara G. Tabachnick, Linda S. Fidell, Barbara Tabachnick, Linda Fidell | |
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One one of the best applied stat. books ever, excellent!
It's a classic, the first big buy for MV stats
Putting the 't' back into statistics ...
Tabachnik's Multivariate Statistics
Good How to Do Books Given the increasingly user-friendly statistical software on the market, this book offers a quick antidote for the rising number of button pushers, by showing budding statisticians the implications of using a technique ignorantly. This is done without making the technique inscrutable to the reader. While the new edition offers some additional information - the cost conscious buyer could easily find considerable value in older editions. ... Read more |
29. Calculus for the Managerial Life Social Sci by Soo T. Tan | |
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30. College Algebra and Trigonometry (3rd Edition) by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider | |
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31. Calculus, 7th Edition, Late Transcendentals Combined Version by Howard A.Anton, IrlBivens, StephenDavis | |
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Not Happy with 7th. :) Jc
Excellent Book on a Difficult Subject
Really baddddd, joke stuff,super baaaad.
Good book but poor CD
A great resource for self-studying Besides, the book has a lot of computer graphics which make reading inviting. Also, there are numerous examples in each section which make the text easy to understand. There are too many other features and I can't mention each of them. ... Read more |
32. My Life as a Quant : Reflections on Physics and Finance by EmanuelDerman | |
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"Not only a delightful memoir, but one full of information, both about people and their enterprise. I never thought that I would be interested in quantitative financial analysis, but reading this book has been a fascinating education." "This wonderful autobiography takes place in that special time when scientists discovered Wall Street and Wall Street discovered them.It is elegantly written by a gifted observer who was a pioneering member of the new profession of financial engineering, with an evident affection both for finance as a science and for the scientists who practice it.Derman’s portrait of how the academics brought their new financial science to the world of business and forever changed it and, especially, his descriptions of the late and extraordinary genius Fischer Black who became his mentor, reveal a surprising humanity where it might be least expected.Who should read this book?Anyone with a serious interest in finance and everyone who simply wants to enjoy a good read." " … a deep and elegant exploration by a thinker who moved from the hardest of all sciences (physics) to the softest of the soft (finance). Derman is a different class of thinker; unlike most financial economists, he bears no physics envy and focuses on exploring the real intuitions behind the mechanisms themselves. In addition to stories and portraits, the book documents, in vivid detail, the methods of knowledge transfer. I know of no other book that bridges the two cultures. Finally, I am happy to discover that Derman has a third career: he is a writer." "The quintessential quarky quant, Emanuel Derman has it all.Physicist, mathematician, philosopher, and poet blend together to produce a narrative that all financial engineers will find worth reading." |
33. Precalculus, Second Edition by Robert F. Blitzer | |
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Excellent! |
34. Calculus and Its Applications, Eighth Edition by Marvin L. Bittinger | |
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Very good for a beginner taking calculus |
35. Precalculus (7th Edition) by Michael Sullivan | |
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36. Mathematics for Elementary Teachers: A Contemporary Approach, Sixth Edition by Gary L.Musser, William F.Burger, Blake E.Peterson | |
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Book Description Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, Student Resource Handbook This invaluable resource handbook is designed to improve student learning and provide models for effective classroom practices. ... Read more Reviews (1)
A VERY GOOD MATH BOOK!!!!!! This 6th edition doesn't have much difference from the 5th except for more on Statistics and Probability. ... Read more |
37. Calculus (2nd Edition) by Ross L. Finney, George B. Thomas | |
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One of the best introductory calculus texts ever If this book should be your first calculus text, you may consider yourself fortunate because you will not only get an extremely well explained introduction into calculus, but will also be exposed to a wealth of colorful background information. Many math texts go into dry theorem-proof treatments; everything's there, but the subject does not come to life. You will find this book refreshingly different. One caveat. You need to bear in mind that this book is an introductory text, though a very complete one that tells you about Lagrange multipliers and vector calculus and triple integrals. If, however, you are an accomplished mathematician looking for post-graduate information on integration in topological vector spaces, you need to look elsewhere. But even then you would be likely, in this excellent and exciting book, to stumble upon some interesting information that you may not have known about before.
Not bad, but needs better explanations
The One and Only Calculus Text
On the contrary, this textbook is excellent
This book is quite bad |
38. Multivariate Data Analysis (5th Edition) by Joseph F Hair, Ronald L Tatham, Rolph E. Anderson, William Black | |
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The Magic Multivariate Book
A GREAT reference I use it as a reference- to refresh myself on a technique, or to consult when I run into a problem- this book has yet to let me down and has been able to answer any question or solve any problem that I've had. You see this book cited in academic behavioral research, but the book does a great job of explaining things in a managerial way as well. Other of these reviews have criticized it for going on too long on an example or a technique- for that I PRAISE this book- I WANT that extra information. I'm reminded of that quote from "Amadeus"- "Too many notes." I WANT as many notes as I can get- that's what makes it so much more helpful. If you are looking for a great reference book for multivariate techniques, look no further.
A very useful reference in Multivariate Statistical Analysis
An excellent book!
Great book |
39. Beginning Algebra (5th Edition) by John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater | |
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You have to start somewhere... The first chapter is actually a Chapter Zero, covering review topics in the event students have not had mathematics for a while. These include topics such as fractions, decimals, percentages, estimation, and basic arithmetical functions. The chapter is a bit disorganised (however, every class seems to have a different intuitive feel for mathematics, so I have not discovered that one system of rearrangement that works for all classes). The following chapters cover the major topics of Algebra systematically: Real Numbers and Variables; Equations and Inequalities; Applied Problems (this is the dreaded 'story problem' chapter, where most students who seek tutoring first seek it out); Exponents and Polynomial expressions; Factoring (another major area of problem for students); Rational Expressions/Equations; Graphing and Functions (the third primary area of problem for students); Solving Systems of Equations; Radicals and Roots (including some basic geometry via the Pythagorean theorem); and finally Quadratic Equations. Each of the sections includes pretests, post-tests and reviews, and plenty of problems to be solved to reinforce the mathematical principles being presented. There are a few issues with the organisation that we address in the course (sometimes the introduction of square roots and radicals needs to be advanced to assist in the discussion of factoring, for example), but these are fairly minor and can be adjusted as the instructor and/or course planner desires. Each of the chapters deals with things in a mathematical as well as an 'English' way - explaining in words the concepts and operations being carried out in the numbers. Each section of each chapter covers only a few key concepts, with enough problems for solving that reinforce the principles thoroughly. Each section also as word problems (story problems) to test the real-world applicability of the numerical/mathematical concepts being presented, so when students ask (as they always do and shall), 'When am I ever going to use this?' there are examples drawn from typical situations. Tobey and Slater have also worked to make various connections with geometry, graphs and charts, tables, as well as internet resources to provide the most up-to-date and useful text. There are specific problems along the way that assume the use of calculators (as most of real-life mathematics now involves calculators). The book's design is interesting from a graphic-design standpoint, but from the standpoint of clarity to the students, the pages are a bit 'busy'. While I appreciate the need to reduce the number of pages in an effort to keep the costs down (text-book prices are typically higher than popular-book prices, and this text is no exception), more white space on the pages would probably help the accessibility and make it a little less intimidating. Most students who take the Beginning Algebra class using this text who then move on to the Intermediate Algebra class (which is the course level of mathematics required of most every degree programme at our college) find that, in many respects, they have already mastered the key concepts of Algebra, and find Intermediate to be new applications and more complex problems of similar principles they have already learned. In that respect, this text is a good one, and serves the students well.
You can do better than this!
Understandable
An A for the Authors |
40. Intro Stats by Richard D. De Veaux, Paul D. Velleman | |
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Good stuff! De Veaux and Velleman are realists; they know that you don't want to read everything. They have taken the liberty of highlighting important parts of their explanations. (They also highlighted a bit of advice recommending that students read more than just the highlighted text-they have a good sense of humor that shows up throughout the book.) The authors also provide a fantastic summary of "Key Concepts" at the end of each chapter. Also, they have clearly gone to great lengths to find interesting topics to use in their exercises. There are very few mind numbing homework problems. You know the type: "In the following data about the most frequently purchased brand of toenail clippers..." I've never felt compelled to review a textbook before, but this one is worth it. It's good stuff, my friends. Good stuff!
(Almost) Math-less Stats |
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