Accession Number : AD0685116

Title :   NEARLY BEST LINEAR UNBIASED ESTIMATION OF THE LOCATION AND SCALE PARAMETERS OF THE WEIBULL PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION BY THE 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) : Stump,Francis B.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 263

Abstract : Five-decimal-place tables are given for the coefficients for nearly best linear estimation of the location and scale parameters of the Weibull distribution. With the shape parameter known, the least squares method of linear estimation as applied to order statistics was used to determine the coefficients of estimation. The tabled coefficients are for the shape parameter equal to 0.5(0.5)2.0(1.0)4.0 with a sample size of N=10(1)40. M-order-statistic parameter estimators are tabled for censored samples with various values of r sub 2 largest observations missing. Also included is the relative efficiency of the estimators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, TABLES(DATA)), SAMPLING, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE