A full decade has passed since the publication of the first edition of The LATEX
Companion—a decade during which some people prophesied the demise of TEX
and LaTEX and predicted that other software would take over the world. There have
been a great many changes indeed, but neither prediction has come to pass: TEX
has not vanished and the interest in LaTEX has not declined, although the approach
to both has gradually changed over time.
Chapter 2 - Descriptive statistics: Tabular and graphical methods. After mastering the material in this chapter, you will be able to: Summarize qualitative data by using frequency distributions, bar charts, and pie charts; construct and interpret Pareto charts (Optional); summarize quantitative data by using frequency distributions, histograms, frequency polygons, and ogives;...
Mechanical properties are discussed individually in the sections that follow. Several new quantitative relationships for the properties are presented here which make it possible to understand the mechanical properties to a depth that is not possible by means of the conventional tabular listings, where the properties of each material are listed separately.