Maximum Likelihood Estimators and Confidence Intervals for Specific Life Distributions

  • Shelemyahu Zacks
Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


In the present chapter we provide a survey of methods for determining the MLE of the characteristics of the life distributions presented in Sections 2.3 and 2.5. All these estimators relate to complete sample data on time till failure. The required adjustments for censored data were discussed in Section 6.4. We also include (whenever available) formulae for the exact confidence limits for the parameters. Formulae for the asymptotic confidence limits are given for all cases.


Compressive Strength Confidence Limit Likelihood Function Maximum Likelihood Estimator Asymptotic Distribution 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelemyahu Zacks
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesState University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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