Response Surfaces: Designs and Analyses; Second Edition presents techniques for designing experiments that yield adequate and reliable measurements of one or several responses of interest, fitting and testing the suitability of empirical models used for acquiring information from the experiments, and for utilizing the experimental results to make decisions concerning the system under investigation.

This edition contains chapters on response surface models with block effects and on Taguchi's robust parameter design, additional details on transformation of response variable, more material on modified ridge analysis, and new design criteria, including rotatability for multiresponse experiments. It also presents an innovative technique for displaying correlation among several response. Numerical examples throughout the book plus exercises--with worked solutions to selected problems--complement the text.

chapter 3|34 pages

First-Order Models and Designs

chapter 4|39 pages

Second-Order Models and Designs

chapter 5|59 pages

Determining Optimum Conditions

chapter 7|50 pages

Analysis of Multiresponse Experiments

chapter 8|30 pages

Response Surface Models with Block Effects

chapter 9|54 pages

Mixture Designs and Analyses

chapter 10|28 pages

Nonlinear Response Surface Models

chapter 11|17 pages

Taguchi’s Robust Parameter Design