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Order Statistics: Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444829221

Order Statistics: Applications, Volume 17

1st Edition

Serial Editors: N. Balakrishnan C. R. Rao
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444829221
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 28th July 1998
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This text presents the 17th and concluding volume of the "Statistics Handbook". It covers order statistics, dealing primarily with applications. The book is divided into six parts as follows: results for specific distributions; linear estimation; inferential methods; prediction; goodness-of-fit tests; and applications. Theoretical advances have been made in this area of research, and order statistics has also found important applications in many diverse areas, these include life-testing and reliability, robustness studies, statistical quality control, filtering theory, signal processing, image processing, and radar target detection. A variety of theoretical researchers, statisticians and engineers have been brought together to produce this handbook, and the subject of order statistics has been split across volumes 16 and 17. Volume 17 focuses on applications and an extensive author and subject index aims to offer easy access to all the material included in both volumes.


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28th July 1998
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"...Part of a two-volume set (Handbooks 16 and 17) covering most of the important theoretical and applied aspects of order statistics..." --Journal of Economic Literature, 1999
"...this is an extremely helpful contribution...." --Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 80, 2000

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About the Serial Editors

N. Balakrishnan

N. Balakrishnan

Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, Distinguished University Professor, is in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Professor Balakrishnan is an internationally recognized expert on statistical distribution theory, and a book-powerhouse with 16 authored books, 4 authored handbooks, and 27 edited books under his name. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Communications in Statistics published by Taylor & Francis, and was also the Editor-in-Chief for the revised version of Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences published by John Wiley & Sons. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and in 2016 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; visiting Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabi

C. R. Rao

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for multivariate Analysis, Department of statistics, The Pennsylvania State University.