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AuthorBalakrishnan, N. author
TitleHandbook of Tables for Order Statistics from Lognormal Distributions with Applications [electronic resource] / by N. Balakrishnan, William W. S. Chen
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1999
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Descript XIII, 868 p. online resource


Lognormal distributions are one of the most commonly studied models in the staยญ tistical literature while being most frequently used in the applied literature. The lognormal distributions have been used in problems arising from such diverse fields as hydrology, biology, communication engineering, environmental science, reliability, agriculture, medical science, mechanical engineering, material science, and pharmaยญ cology. Though the lognormal distributions have been around from the beginning of this century (see Chapter 1), much of the work concerning inferential methods for the parameters of lognormal distributions has been done in the recent past. Most of these methods of inference, particUlarly those based on censored samples, involve extensive use of numerical methods to solve some nonlinear equations. Order statistics and their moments have been discussed quite extensively in the literature for many distributions. It is very well known that the moments of order statistics can be derived explicitly only in the case of a few distributions such as exponential, uniform, power function, Pareto, and logistic. In most other cases inยญ cluding the lognormal case, they have to be numerically determined. The moments of order statistics from a specific lognormal distribution have been tabulated earยญ lier. However, the moments of order statistics from general lognormal distributions have not been discussed in the statistical literature until now primarily due to the extreme computational complexity in their numerical determination


1. Introduction and Historical Remarks -- 2. Lognormal Distributions and Properties -- 3. Order Statistics and Moments -- 4. Best Linear Unbiased Estimation of Location and Scale Parameters -- 5. Illustrative Examples -- 6. Best Linear Unbiased Prediction -- 7. Quantile-Quantile Plots and Goodness-of-Fit Test -- Figures -- Tables

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