Literature
R & H (2nd
ed.)

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R & H

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2.12.14, 2.17, 2.20

Probability
distributions for lifetimes. Fundamental properties. Important distributions
and properties.

Only main results in
2.17 are covered.

“Loglocationscale
families” (Week
3).

11.111.3, 11.5

Lifetime data.
Censoring. Nonparametric methods. Plotting (TTT, KaplanMeier, NelsonAalen.)


”About the exponential
distribution, Poisson process, etc.” (Week 4).

11.4

Parametric estimation
and testing. Maximum likelihood. Information matrix. Confidence intervals.
Probability plots
(MINITAB).

11.4.1 and 11.4.6 are
not covered by the course.

“On likelihood
construction” and “On parametric inference in lifetime models” (Week 6)

Ch.
12.

Regression methods.
Covariates. Weibull regression. Coxregression. Accellerated
lifetime testing.

12.2 is not treated in lectures. Example 12.2 page 532 and
rest of Ch. 12 are not covered by the course.

“Copies on surivial regression etc. Ansell
and Phillips” (Week 11) and
“Case study on
Coxregression” (Week 12)

Ch. 7

Point processes.
Recurrent events. Repairable systems. Poisson processes and renewal
processes. Modelling and statistical analysis of
data. Likelihoodmethods. Trend testing

The following is
covered (not always in detail): 7.1 only to 7.1.3; most of 7.2, but only to
7.2.6; 7.3 to 7.3.4;
but in addition 7.3.8; most of 7.4. Extended versions of Laplace and MilHdbk
tests (as used by MINITAB) are treated in lectures.

