Accession Number:

AD0621864

Title:

CONSERVATIVE TOLERANCE AND CONFIDENCE LIMITS

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This paper extends the validity of exponential tolerance and confidence limits, under certain restrictions, to the class of distributions with monotone failure rate. In particular, the usual exponential lower tolerance limit is shown to be conservative for the increasing failure rate class of distributions in the range of population coverages and confidence coefficients of practical interest. Conservative confidence limits are also obtained on tail probabilities and moments.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE