Accession Number : ADA138574

Title :   On Obtaining Physical Meaning from the Parameters in the Weibull Distribution.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Bean,S J ; Somerville,P N

PDF Url : ADA138574

Report Date : 13 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The parameters (alpha, beta) of the Weibull distribution do not lend themselves to physical interpretation. This report illustrates how the mean, median, mode, and other measures may be obtained from (alpha, beta). Tables are given which display the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation as well as the cumulative probability of the distribution for one standard deviation above and below the mean for a number of different combinations of alpha and beta. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WEIBULL DENSITY FUNCTIONS, *PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS, STANDARD DEVIATION, MEAN, PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), TABLES(DATA), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INTERVALS

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE