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Memory of Distributions: A Renewal Theoretic Approach


Here we propose a new definition of memory of distributions in a renewal-theoretic framework and study the corresponding notions of ageing and ordering of distributions. Discrete life times are also considered.

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Nair, N.U., Satheesh, S. & Sandhya, E. Memory of Distributions: A Renewal Theoretic Approach. J Indian Soc Probab Stat 23, 173–185 (2022).

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  • Ageing
  • Equilibrium distribution
  • Memory
  • Ordering
  • Renewal theory
  • Residual life

Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 60E15
  • 60K10
  • 62N05