We express gratitude toward Mac Mendelsohn, Managing Editor at Course Technology, for his help and excitement for the First Edition of this book. For this version, our gratitude to Jessica Rasile, Content Project Manager, Blue Bungalow Design for the cover plan, and Carol A. Loomis, Copyeditor, for their expert consideration regarding every one of the subtleties of creation. Uncommon much gratitude goes to our commentators, who gave us significant bits of knowledge into working on the book in every release: Aaron S Carl R.
Williams, University of Memphis; Cheryl Dale, William Carey College; Dang Tran, California State University – Los Angeles; Bruce Marsh, Texas An and M University – Kingsvile; Edward J. Williams, University of Michigan – Dearborn; Eric Zivot, University of Washington; Farrokh Alemi, George Mason University; Faye Teer, James Madison University; Gordon Dahl, University of Rochester; Ian Hardie, University of Maryland; Jack Harris, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Ames E. Pratt, Cornell University; James Zumbrunnen, Colorado State University; John A.
Austin, Jr., Louisiana State University – Shreveport; Kelwyn A. D’Souza, Hampton University; Kevin Griffi n, Eastern Arizona College; Lea Cloninger, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lorrie Hoffman, University of Central Florida; Marion G.
Sobol, Southern Methodist University, and Matthew C. Dixon, USAF Academy. We express gratitude toward Laura Berk, Peter Berk, Robert Beyer, David Booth, Orlyn Edge, Stephen Friedberg, Maria Gillett, Richard Goldstein, Glenn Hart, Lotus Hershberger, Les Montgomery, Joyce Nervades, Diane Warfi eld, and Kemp Wills for their help with the informational collections in this book.
We particularly need to express gratitude toward Dr. Jeff Steagall, who kept in touch with a portion of the first material for Chapter 12, Quality Control. On the off chance that we have missed anybody, if it’s not too much trouble, excuse the oversight.