On the Optimal Order of Scheduling Tests.
BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The report considers a system S, composed of n components, which is deemed suitable only if all of its components are suitable. The components are to be tested sequentially until one of them is found to be unsuitable for they have all been tested. The test results are assumed to be statistically independent. The cost Ci of testing component i and the probability pi of component i passing its test are to be estimated in advance. A theorem is proven giving the order in which the tests should be conducted so as to minimize the expected cost of testing. Author
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