The Weibull Distribution: A Handbook

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CRC Press, Nov 20, 2008 - Business & Economics - 808 pages
The Most Comprehensive Book on the SubjectChronicles the Development of the Weibull Distribution in Statistical Theory and Applied StatisticsExploring one of the most important distributions in statistics, The Weibull Distribution: A Handbook focuses on its origin, statistical properties, and related distributions. The book also presents various ap
 

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Contents

History and meaning of the WEIBULL distribution
3
Definition and properties of the WEIBULL distribution
27
Related distributions
98
WEIBULL processes and WEIBULL renewal theory
189
Order statistics and related variables
223
Characterizations
254
Applications and inference
273
WEIBULL applications and aids in doing WEIBULL analysis
275
Parameter estimation in accelerated life testing
536
Parameter estimation for mixed WEIBULL models
557
Inference of WEIBULL processes
571
Estimation of percentiles and reliability including tolerance limits
585
Prediction of future random quantities
610
WEIBULL parameter testing
624
WEIBULL goodnessoffit testing and related problems
651
Appendices
691

Collecting life data
286
Parameter estimation Graphical approaches
313
Parameter estimation Least squares and linear approaches
355
Parameter estimation Maximum likelihood approaches
402
Parameter estimation Methods of moments
455
Parameter estimation More classical approaches and comparisons
476
Parameter estimation BAYESIAN approaches
511
Parameter estimation Further approaches
531
Table of the gamma digamma and trigamma functions
693
Abbreviations
695
Mathematical and statistical notations
698
Bibliography
701
Author index
763
Subject index
777
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