RSM Simplified completely demystifies response surface methods (RSM) a practical tool for design of experiments. Anyone with minimum technical train-ing can understand and appreciate this book. The authors simple-and-fun approach is for those who desire knowledge on response surface methods but dislike the academic nature of other books on the topic.
RSM Simplified, like its predecessor. DOE 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. Both are professional chemical engineers – Anderson specializes in quality improvement while Whitcomb specializes in statistics.
Incorporated into this book is a 180-day educational version of Design-Expert, Stat-Ease’s software. This CD assists with complex statistical computations, generating necessary graphics (2D and 3D maps), and performing the numerical optimization.