# Introduction to Reliability Analysis

## Probability Models and Statistical Methods

• ShelemyahuÂ Zacks
Textbook

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

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### Introduction

Reliability analysis is concerned with the analysis of devices and systems whose individual components are prone to failure. This textbook presents an introduction to reliability analysis of repairable and non-repairable systems. It is based on courses given to both undergraduate and graduate students of engineering and statistics as well as in workshops for professional engineers and scientists. As aresult, the book concentrates on the methodology of the subject and on understanding theoretical results rather than on its theoretical development. An intrinsic aspect of reliability analysis is that the failure of components is best modelled using techniques drawn from probability and statistics. Professor Zacks covers all the basic concepts required from these subjects and covers the main modern reliability analysis techniques thoroughly. These include: the graphical analysis of life data, maximum likelihood estimation and bayesian likelihood estimation. Throughout the emphasis is on the practicalities of the subject with numerous examples drawn from industrial and engineering settings.

### Keywords

Parameter Poisson distribution Poisson process Random variable Variance approximation binomial distribution calculus estimator likelihood normal distribution probability statistics

#### Authors and affiliations

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

### Bibliographic information

• DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-2854-7
• Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1992
• Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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• Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7697-5
• Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2854-7
• Series Print ISSN 1431-875X
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