Accession Number:

ADA158047

Title:

Differential Entropy and the Statistics of Instantaneous Failure.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. Mar-Apr 85,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The dimensionless differential entropy for failure statistics is shown to be equal to unity plus the negative of the expectation of the logarithm of the hazard function. The effect of transformation of the ordering parameter on the latter due to changes in physical conditions is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE