Accession Number : AD0749039

Title :   The Failure Rate and Residual Mixing Probabilities Resulting From a Mixture of Distributions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : O'Bar,Michael Wayne

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Properties are developed for the failure rate function and residual mixing probabilities resulting from a mixture of distributions. After a detailed investigation of these properties for purely exponential mixtures, two more general mixtures are considered. Emphasis is placed on relating the current failure rate in the mixed population to the population's residual composition. The results have potential application in determining an appropriate period of burn in. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RELIABILITY, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), POPULATION(MATHEMATICS), DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, RANDOM VARIABLES, PROBABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE