Accession Number : AD0660684

Title :   SOME ESTIMATION PROBLEMS RELATED TO A GEOMETRIC DISTRIBUTION AND A SUM OF TWO INDEPENDENT NONIDENTICALLY DISTRIBUTED RANDOM VARIABLES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Sclove,Stanley L. ; Van Ryzin,John

Report Date : 30 OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The problem of estimating the parameters of a linear function of a geometrically distributed random variable is considered. Then this problem is complicated by assuming that the observations contain additive normal noise. This leads to consideration of the more general problem of estimating the parameters of the distribution of the sum of two independent random variables having distributions from different families. The focus throughout the report is on the method of moments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DISTRIBUTION), SAMPLING, RANDOM VARIABLES, INEQUALITIES, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, SET THEORY, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE