RSM Simplified keeps formulas to a minimum and makes liberal use of figures, charts, graphs and checklists. It offers many relevant examples, with amusing sidebars and do-it-yourself exercises that will lead readers to the peak potential for their product quality and process efficiency.
The authors, Mark J. Anderson and Patrick J. Whitcomb, are principals of Stat-Ease, a provider of DOE training, consulting, and software. They both are professional chemical engineers. Anderson has more of a business background while Whitcomb specializes in statistics.
Incorporated into this book is the more advanced Design-Expert, version 7 software for Windows, with a 180-day trial, so the reader can do the complex statistical computations, generate the necessary graphics (2D and 3D maps) and perform the numerical optimization.
Chapter 1 : Introduction to the Beauty of Response Surface Methods
Chapter 2 : Lessons to Learn from Happenstance Regression
Chapter 3 : Factorials to Set the Stage for More Glamorous RSM Designs
Chapter 4 : Central Composite Designs: Star Added-RSM Show Begin
Chapter 5 : Three-Level Designs
Chapter 6 : Finding Your Sweet Spot for Multiple Responses
Chapter 7 : Computer-Generated Optimal Designs
Chapter 8 : Everything You Should Know About CCDS (but Dare Not Ask!)
Chapter 9 : RSM for Six Sigma
Chapter 10 : Other Applications for RSM
Chapter 11 : Applying RSM to Mixtures
Glossary of Symbols and Terms
About the Authors
About the Software