Accession Number : AD0257362

Title :   ESTIMATION OF THE SCALE PARAMETER IN THE WEIBULL DISTRIBUTION USING SAMPLES CENSORED BY TIME AND BY NUMBER OF FAILURES

Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA UNIV CHAPEL HILL DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : LEHMAN,EUGENE H. JR. ; ANDERSON,R.L.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Contents: Properties of the Weibull distribution Maximum likelihood estimator of alpha Test procedure Derivation of the maximum likelihood estimator Mean and variance of the maximum likelihood Estimator of alpha Nonmonotonic behavior of V, A, D as P, N in crease Asymptotic properties of the estimator Cost and price of obtaining the maximum likeli hood estimate of alpha Determination of E(d) Discussion of results Computations Computer programs Demonstration of the program Summary, conclusions, and recommendations for future research List of references

Descriptors :   *PROBABILITY, *STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, SAMPLING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE