Math in Engineering

Industrial Andaeronautical Engineering

How are statistics used in industrial engineering?

Industrial engineers study the efficient use of personnel, materials, and machines in factories, stores, repair shops, and offices. They prepare layouts of machinery and equipment, plan the flow of work, make statistical studies, and analyze production costs. In particular, they rely heavily on a branch of mathematics called statistics and probability. (For more about statistics and probability, see “Applied Mathematics.”)


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