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Metrika

, Volume 59, Issue 2, pp 147–161 | Cite as

Some results on residual entropy function

  • Felix Belzunce
  • Jorge Navarro
  • José M. Ruiz
  • Yolanda del Aguila
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Abstract.

Ebrahimi and Pellerey (1995) and Ebrahimi (1996) proposed the Shannon residual entropy function as a useful dynamic measure of uncertainty. They studied the characterization problem from the residual entropy. They also used this function to define a stochastic order and two classes of distributions, DURL and IURL. In this paper, we obtain some new results on this function and we correct some mistakes in the preceding literature.

Key words

Life distributions characterization Shannon entropy residual entropy failure rate stochastic orders and classes 

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© Springer-Verlag 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Felix Belzunce
    • 1
  • Jorge Navarro
    • 1
  • José M. Ruiz
    • 1
  • Yolanda del Aguila
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de MatemáticasUniversidad de MurciaMurciaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. Estadística y Matemática AplicadaUniversidad de AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain

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