About this series
Questions which are being asked increasingly these days of all products, processes and services, are:
- What is the risk?
- How safe is it?
- How reliable is it?
- How good is the quality?
- How much does it cost?
In practice none of these topics can be considered in isolation as they all interact and interrelate in very complex and subtle ways and require a range of disciplines for their description and application; they encompass the social, engineering and physical sciences and quantitative disciplines including mathematics probability theory and statistics.
The major objective of the series is to provide a series of authoritative texts suitable for academic taught courses, reference purposes, post graduate and other research, and practitioners generally working or strongly associated with areas such as:
- Safety Assessment and Management;
- Emergency Planning;
- Risk Management;
- Reliability Analysis and Assessment;
- Quality Assurance and Management.
Special emphasis is placed on texts with regard to readability, relevance, clarity, applicability, rigour and generally sound quantitative content. Springer and Professor Gheorghe welcome book ideas from authors. Potential authors who wish to submit a book proposal should contact:
Nathalie Jacobs, Publishing Editor, Springer (Dordrecht), e-mail: Nathalie.Jacobs@springer.com