Accession Number : AD0776770

Title :   Yearly Best Linear Conditional Unbiased Estimation of the Location and Scale Parameters of the Gamma 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) : Davis,Robert L.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 645

Abstract : A table of coefficients for nearly best linear conditional unbiased estimation of the location and scale parameters of the gamma probability distribution is given. Shape parameter values of 0.5(0.5)4.0 are considered. The theory of order statistics and a general estimation procedure are used to obtain coefficients for complete ordered samples of sizes one to forty for shape parameter values of 0.5(0.5)4.0. The estimation coefficients are also given for samples censored from above. These coefficients can be used for simultaneous unbiased estimation of the location and scale parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sampling, *Probability density functions, Estimates, Analysis of variance, Reliability, Mathematical models, Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE