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By N. Balakrishnan, Nandini Kannan, H. N. Nagaraja

"S. Panchapakesan has made major contributions to score and choice and has released in lots of different parts of facts, together with order facts, reliability conception, stochastic inequalities, and inference. Written in his honor, the twenty invited articles during this quantity mirror fresh advances in those fields and shape a tribute to Panchapakesan's effect and effect on those components. that includes thought, equipment, functions, and vast bibliographies with precise emphasis on contemporary literature, this accomplished reference paintings will serve researchers, practitioners, and graduate scholars within the statistical and utilized arithmetic groups.

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U Yn) ~ cp(x) U cp(y), where X U Y = 1 - (1 - x)(1 - y)for binary variates X and y. , qJ(x) := UXi = 1 - n(1 - Xi). Let us now consider a set of n components. We shall, without loss of generality, identify the set of components with their enumeration. Thus, the set of components is C = {I, 2, ... , n}. For a given state vector of component operation, say x = (Xl, ... , X n), we define the set of indices (components) that are zero (not operating) and unity (operating), respectively, with the notation Co(x) = {i E C : Xi = O} , CI(x) = {i E C : Xi = I}.

1·2···n. 1) These numbers (~), read "n choose k," are also called binomial coefficients because they occur in the binomial expansion (x + yt = t (n)x k k=O kyn- k for all x, y E ffi. " NB definitions of both nk~ and (~) can be easily extended for n real or complex. Thus, we have the binomial expansion holding for all complex z (l +tY = f k=O (Z)t k k when ItI < 1. 2) have obvious combinatoric interpretations for ordered sets (vectors) and unordered sets (combinations). The expansions of the polynomial xn~ in powers of x and that of x" into a factorial polynomial are given, respectively, by and where the coefficients [~ ] are called Sterling numbers of the first kind and {~ } are called Sterling numbers ofthe second kind.

Since many physical variables are nonnegative, if one adopts a Gaussian model of, say, life-length which implies there is a nonnegligible probability of being negative, a nonsensical result may occur. Moreover, it is not surprising that there are many practical problems that are "solved" by merely introducing a simple transformation of the data to normality (the logarithm is a popular choice). After finding the answer one transforms it back to the original sample space. ), when they cannot be shown to give approximately correct answers.

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