New book on System Identification and Regression Analysis readers may be interested in the recent release of the 2nd Edition of Prof. Yuri A. W. Shardt’s book, “Statistics for Chemical and Process Engineers 2nd Ed”, published by Springer. 

This book shows the reader how to develop and test models, design experiments and analyse data in ways easily applicable through readily available software tools like Microsoft Excel® and MATLAB®. Generalised methods that can be applied irrespective of the tool at hand are a key feature of the text. The reader is given a detailed framework for statistical procedures covering: data visualisation, probability, linear and nonlinear regression, experimental design (including factorial and fractional factorial designs), time-series analysis, and dynamic process identification. The main concepts are illustrated with chemical- and process-engineering-relevant examples that can also serve as the bases for checking any subsequent real implementations. Questions are provided (with solutions available for instructors) to confirm the correct use of numerical techniques, and templates for use in Microsoft Excel and MATLAB can also be downloaded from Springer.

For more information, check out the book website.

Thomas A. Adams II

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University