Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Birkhäuser - Birkhäuser Applied Probability and Statistics | Progressive Censoring - Theory, Methods, and Applications

Progressive Censoring

Theory, Methods, and Applications

Balakrishnan, N., Aggarwala, Rita

2000, XV, 248 p.

A product of Birkhäuser Basel
Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4612-1334-5

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$199.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-0-8176-4001-9

free shipping for individuals worldwide

The book title is in reprint. You can already preorder it.


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$169.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-1-4612-7099-7

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • About this book

Censored sampling arises in a life-testing experiment whenever the experimenter does not observe (either intentionally or unintentionally) the failure times of all units placed on a life-test. Inference based on censored sampling has been studied during the past 50 years by numerous authors for a wide range of lifetime distributions such as normal, exponential, gamma, Rayleigh, Weibull, extreme value, log-normal, inverse Gaussian, logistic, Laplace, and Pareto. Naturally, there are many different forms of censoring that have been discussed in the literature. In this book, we consider a versatile scheme of censoring called progressive Type-II censoring. Under this scheme of censoring, from a total of n units placed on a life-test, only m are completely observed until failure. At the time of the first failure, Rl of the n - 1 surviving units are randomly withdrawn (or censored) from the life-testing experiment. At the time of the next failure, R2 of the n - 2 -Rl surviving units are censored, and so on. Finally, at the time of the m-th failure, all the remaining Rm = n - m -Rl - . . . - Rm-l surviving units are censored. Note that censoring takes place here progressively in m stages. Clearly, this scheme includes as special cases the complete sample situation (when m = nand Rl = . . . = Rm = 0) and the conventional Type-II right censoring situation (when Rl = . . . = Rm-l = 0 and Rm = n - m).

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Censoring - Likelihood - Norm - Normal distribution - Simulation - Variance - censored samples - life testing - progressive censoring - quality - quality control - reliability testing - statistics

Related subjects » Birkhäuser Applied Probability and Statistics

Table of contents 

1 Introduction.- 1.1 The Big Picture.- 1.2 Genesis.- 1.3 The Need for Progressive Censoring.- 1.4 A Relatively Unexplored Idea.- 1.5 Mathematical Notations.- 1.6 A Friendly Note.- 2 Mathematical Properties of Progressively Type-II Right Censored Order Statistics.- 2.1 General Continuous Distributions.- 2.1.1 Introduction.- 2.1.2 Results.- 2.2 The Exponential Distribution: Spacings.- 2.2.1 Introduction.- 2.2.2 Progressively Type-II Right Censored Spacings.- 2.2.3 Deriving Moments Using Independent Spacings.- 2.3 The Uniform Distribution: Ratios.- 2.3.1 Introduction.- 2.3.2 Independent Ratios.- 2.3.3 Deriving Moments Using Independent Ratios.- 2.4 The Pareto Distribution: Ratios.- 2.4.1 Introduction.- 2.4.2 Independent Ratios.- 2.4.3 Deriving Moments Using Independent Ratios.- 2.5 Bounds for Means and Variances.- 3 Simulational Algorithms.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Simulation Using the Uniform Distribution.- 3.3 Simulation Using the Exponential Distribution.- 3.4 General Progressively Type-II Censored Samples.- 3.4.1 Arbitrary Continuous Distributions.- 3.4.2 The Exponential Distribution.- 3.4.3 The Uniform Distribution.- 4 Recursive Computation and Algorithms.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 The Exponential Distribution.- 4.2.1 Recurrence Relations for Single Moments.- 4.2.2 Recurrence Relations for Product Moments.- 4.2.3 Recursive Algorithm.- 4.3 The Doubly Truncated Exponential Distribution.- 4.3.1 Recurrence Relations for Single Moments.- 4.3.2 Recurrence Relations for Product Moments.- 4.3.3 Recursive Algorithm.- 4.4 The Pareto Distribution and Truncated Forms.- 4.4.1 Recurrence Relations for Single Moments.- 4.4.2 Recurrence Relations for Product Moments.- 4.4.3 Recursive Algorithm.- 4.5 The Power Function Distribution and Truncated Forms.- 5 Alternative Computational Methods.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Formulas in Terms of Moments of Usual Order Statistics.- 5.3 Formulas in the Case of Symmetric Distributions.- 5.3.1 Progressive Withdrawal.- 5.3.2 Properties of Progressively Type-II Left Withdrawn Order Statistics.- 5.3.3 Moments of Progressively Type-II Right Censored Order Statistics from Symmetric Distributions.- 5.4 Other Relations for Moments.- 5.5 First-Order Approximations to the Moments.- 6 Linear Inference.- 6.1 One-Parameter (Scale) Models.- 6.1.1 Introduction.- 6.1.2 The Exponential Distribution.- 6.1.3 The Uniform Distribution.- 6.1.4 The Pareto Distribution.- 6.1.5 First-Order Approximation to the BLUE.- 6.2 Two-Parameter (Location-Scale) Models.- 6.2.1 Introduction.- 6.2.2 The Exponential Distribution.- 6.2.3 The Uniform Distribution.- 6.2.4 The Pareto Distribution.- 6.2.5 The Laplace Distribution.- 6.2.6 The Extreme Value Distribution.- 6.2.7 First-Order Approximations to the BLUEs.- 6.3 Best Linear Invariant Estimation.- 7 Likelihood Inference: Type-I and Type-II Censoring.- 71. Introduction.- 7.2 General Continuous Distributions.- 7.3 Specific Continuous Distributions.- 7.3.1 The Normal Distribution.- 7.3.2 The Exponential Distribution.- 7.3.3 The Weibull Distribution.- 7.3.4 The Uniform Distribution.- 7.3.4 The Pareto Distribution.- 7.3.6 The Laplace Distribution.- 7.3.7 Other Distributions (Log-Normal, Gamma, Burr).- 8 Linear Prediction.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 The Exponential Case.- 8.3 Case of General Distributions.- 8.3.1 Scale-Parameter Distributions.- 8.3.2 Location-Scale Distributions.- 8.4 A Simple Approach Based on BLUEs.- 8.5 First-Order Approximations to BLUPs.- 8.6 Prediction Intervals.- 8.7 Illustrative Examples.- 9 Conditional Inference.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Inference for Location and Scale Parameters.- 9.3 Inference for Quantiles and Reliability and Prediction Intervals.- 9.3.1 Inference for Quantiles.- 9.3.2 Inference for Reliability.- 9.3.3 Prediction Intervals for Future Failures.- 9.4 Results for Extreme Value Distribution.- 9.5 Results for Exponential Distribution.- 9.6 Illustrative Examples.- 9.7 Results for Pareto Distribution.- 10 Optimal Censoring Schemes.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 The Exponential Distribution.- 10.3 The Normal Distribution.- 10.3.1 Discussion of Results.- 10.4 The Extreme Value Distribution.- 10.4.1 Discussion of Results.- 10.5 The Extreme Value (II) Distribution.- 10.5.1 Discussion of Results.- 10.6 The Log-Normal Distribution.- 10.6.1 Discussion of Results.- 10.7 Tables.- 11 Acceptance Sampling Plans.- 11.1 Introduction.- 11.2 The Exponential Distribution.- 11.2.1 One-Sided Sampling Plans.- 11.2.2 Two-Sided Sampling Plans.- 11.3 The Log-Normal Distribution.- Author Index.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes.

Additional information