Accession Number : AD0708403

Title :   ESTIMATING THE AGE OF A GALTON-WATSON PROCESS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Stigler,Stephen M.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Point estimates of, confidence intervals for, and hypothesis tests about the age (in generations) of a Galton-Watson process with known offspring distribution are given for the supercritical and critical cases. Extensions to other branching processes are discussed briefly. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), AGING(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), CONFIDENCE LIMITS, DECISION THEORY, GENETICS, THEOREMS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE