The mathematical study of the likelihood and probability of events occurring based on known information and inferred by taking a limited number of samples. Statistics plays an extremely important role in many aspects of economics and science, allowing educated guesses to be made with a minimum of expensive or difficult-to-obtain data.

## Applied Statistics for Civil and Environmental Engineers – Nathabandu T. Kottegoda, Renzo Ross – 2nd Edition

Civil and environmental engineers need an understanding of mathematical statistics and probability theory to deal with the variability that affects…