Accession Number : AD0685114

Title :   SIMULTANEOUS ESTIMATION OF THE SCALE AND LOCATION PARAMETERS OF THE GAMMA PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION BY USE OF ORDER STATISTICS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,Guy A.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 385

Abstract : A technique is outlined for simultaneously estimating the location and scale parameters of a Gamma distribution with known shape parameter. The estimators are nearly best linear unbiased estimators (NBLUE). The Gamma distribution is defined and important moments of the Gamma derived. Values of sets of estimator coefficients are listed in a table. A thorough explanation of the table, along with a detailed example of its use, is given. Table ranges include shape parameters equal to 1.0(0.5)4.0 for samples of size 15(1)40. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, TABLES(DATA)), SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE