Accession Number : AD0776769

Title :   Conditional Nearly Best Linear Estimation of the Location and Scale Parameters of the First Extreme Value Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Widenhouse,William C.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 474

Abstract : Coefficients for conditional nearly best linear estimation of the location and scale parameters of the first (Type I) extreme value distribution are developed by means of order statistics. Calculations are based on minimizing the mean squared error between the value of the estimator and the value of the actual parameter. Tabled coefficients for sample sizes from 2 to 40 may be used for complete samples, for samples single censored from above, or for samples symmetrically censored from both ends. Coefficients may be used for the distribution of largest or smallest values and the two-parameter Weibull distribution. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sampling, *Weibull density functions, Estimates, Probability density functions, Reliability, Tables(Data), Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE