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This book describes a systematic methodology for formulating mixed-ingredient products so that they perform to particular standards, providing scientists and engineers with a fast track to the implementation of the methodology. Examples from a wide variety of fields are included, as well as a discussion of how to design experiments for a mixture setting and how to fit and interpret models in a mixture setting. It also introduces process variables, the combining of mixture and nonmixture variables in a designed experiment, and the concept of collinearity and the possible problems that can result from its presence. The book is a useful manual for the formulator and can also be used by a resident statistician to teach an in-house short course. Statistical proofs are largely absent, and the formulas that are presented are included to explain how the various software packages carry out the analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780898715804
ISBN-10: 0898715806
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 390
Imprint: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Publisher: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Wendell F. Smith

Wendell F. Smith is retired from Eastman Kodak Company Research Laboratories and currently spends his time teaching short courses for the American Chemical Society and for Statistical Designs in Houston, Texas. He has written articles in the area of mixture experiments and in chemistry.