Statistics/I E 531: Quality Control and Engineering Statistics

Instructor: Dr. Huaiqing Wu

2208 Snedecor Hall

Department of Statistics
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1210
Tel: 515-294-8949
Fax: 515-294-4040


Acknowledgments: Essentially all course material posted here is from Professor Stephen B. Vardeman.


Printed Course Notes: Version 2.0 of Graduate Lectures and Problems in Quality Control and Engineering Statistics: Theory and Methods by Vardeman

(To Accompany Statistical Quality Assurance Methods for Engineers by Vardeman and Jobe, ISBN #0-471-15937-3, published by Wiley)

       Here are the printed notes in pieces: Table of Contents and Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3;

Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6 (Problems); Appendix (The General Delta Method)


       Known errata for the first printing of Statistical Quality Assurance Methods for the Engineers


Spring 2011 Syllabus

­Handwritten Class Lectures

    Week 1; Week 2; Week 3; Week 4; Week 5; Week 6; Week 7; Week 8; Week 9; Week 10;

    Week 11; Week 12; Week 13; Week 14; Week 15


Statistics and Six Sigma

Data for Retrospective Control Charts

Ghare/Torgeson Bivariate Data

Siegmund’s ARL Approximation for Normal CUSUMs

Spring 2011 Homework

     Homework #1 (Due Thursday, February 3, 2011) (Solutions)

     Homework#2 (Due Tuesday, February 22, 2011)

     Homework#3 (Due Thursday, March 10, 2011)

Old Exams

    Spring 2007 Midterm Exam (Solutions)

    Spring 2005 Midterm Exam (Solutions)

    Spring 2003 Midterm Exam (Solutions)


    Spring 2007 Final Exam (Solutions)

    Spring 2005 Final Exam (Solutions)

   Spring 2003 Final Exam (Solutions)


Course Software (some stand-alone computer programs useful in Stat 531)