A Modern Course on Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work

Volume 3 - Characterizations and Applications Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 29 – August 10, 1974

  • Ganapati P. Patil
  • Samuel Kotz
  • J. K. Ord

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Inaugural Linnik Memorial Lecture

  3. Mathematical Tools for Characterization Problems

  4. Characterizations Using Order Statistics

  5. Characterizations by other Statistical Properties

  6. Characterizations on Spaces and Processes

  7. Characterization Problems for Damaged Observations

  8. Characterizations Using Entropy Measures and Related Problems

  9. Characterizations for Discrete Distributions and Families

  10. Characterizations for Continuous Distributions and Families

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 433-436

About these proceedings


These three volumes constitute the edited Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work held at the University of Calgary from July 29 to August 10, ~. 974. The general title of the volumes is "Statistical Distributions in Scientific Work". The individual volumes are: Volume 1 - Models and Structures; Volume 2 - Model Building and Model Selection; and Volume 3 - Characterizations and Applications. These correspond to the three advanced seminars of the Institute devoted to the respective subject areas. The planned activities of the Institute consisted of main lectures and expositions, seminar lectures and study group dis­ cussions, tutorials and individual study. The activities included meetings of editorial committees to discuss editorial matters for these proceedings which consist of contributions that have gone through the usual refereeing process. A special session was organized to consider the potential of introducing a course on statistical distributions in scientific modeling in the curriculum of statistics and quantitative studies. This session is reported in Volume 2. The overall perspective for the Institute is provided by the Institute Director, Professor G. P. Pati1, in his inaugural address which appears in Volume 1. The Linnik Memorial Inaugural Lecture given by Professor C. R. Rao for the Characterizations Seminar is included in Volume 3. As discussed in the Institute inaugural address, not mL.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ganapati P. Patil
    • 1
  • Samuel Kotz
    • 2
  • J. K. Ord
    • 3
  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.University of WarwickCoventryEngland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1850-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1848-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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