Accession Number : ADA134748

Title :   A Bayesian Explanation of an Apparent Failure Rate Paradox.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Barlow,R E

PDF Url : ADA134748

Report Date : Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : For the exponential life distribution model and any prior distribution for the failure rate parameter, the predictive distribution has a decreasing failure rate. The author gives a Bayesian explanation of why this is logically reasonable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical prediction, *Mathematical models, *Failure, Bayes theorem, Distribution functions, Exponential functions, Statistical processes, Rates

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE