In many cases where the binomial dismbution fails to apply to real world data it is because of more variability in the data than can be explained by that dismbution. Several authors have proposed… Expand

Let M be a finite set, P be a stochastic matrix and U = {(Zn)} be the family of all finite Markov chains (MC) (Zn) defined by M , P , and all possible initial distributions. The behavior of a MC (Zn)… Expand

Reliability and safety engineers are frequently searching for relatively rare items such as defective connections in a core auxiliary cooling system. They are involved with the problem of determining… Expand

SUMMARY Repeated significance testing can be used as a multistage testing procedure which has advantages over single sample tests and purely sequential tests. Repeated significance tests having a… Expand

Abstract In life testing, type I and type II censoring may be combined to form a hybrid life test. Epstein (1954) introduced this testing scheme and Epstein (1960b) proposed a two-sided confidence… Expand