Accession Number : AD0765454

Title :   An Application of Boolean Algebra to a Problem of Suitability Testing,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,Malcolm S.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The problem of determining the suitability of a system for some intended purpose by testing it against a number of prescribed requirements r(1), r(2), ..., r(n) where each requirement, r(i), has an a priori probability of passage is considered. An application of Boolean algebra to assist the computation of conditional probabilities is presented; an information theory analogy is noted; and an implication for risk analysis is suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFORMATION THEORY, UNCERTAINTY), MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, ENTROPY, DECISION THEORY

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE