Entropy for Past Residual Life Time Distributions
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 118-124
Received: Feb. 27, 2015; Accepted: Mar. 16, 2015; Published: Apr. 21, 2015
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Arif Habib, College of applied Medical Sciences - Khamis Mushait;,King Khalid University, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia
Meshiel Alalyani, College of Nursing – Khamis Mushait, King Khalid University, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia
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As we are familiar that existence of life is uncertain. In the context of reliability and lifetime distributions, there are some measures such as the hazard rate function or the mean residual lifetime function that have been used to characterize or compare the aging process of a component. This definition deals with random variable truncated above some t, i.e. the support of the random variable is taken to be (0, t). We outline some common methods for past residual lifetime distributions with the aim to provide some insights on general construction mechanisms. Some applications are given to provide the readers a possible source of ideas to draw upon. Applications of past residual lifetime distributions in reliability, survival analysis and mortality studies are briefly discussed.
Differential Entropy, Past Residual Entropy, Life Time Distributions
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Arif Habib, Meshiel Alalyani, Entropy for Past Residual Life Time Distributions, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 118-124. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtas.20150403.17
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