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June, 1956 Accurate Sequential Tests on the Mean of an Exponential Distribution
G. E. Albert
Ann. Math. Statist. 27(2): 460-470 (June, 1956). DOI: 10.1214/aoms/1177728269


In this paper, methods introduced earlier by the author [1] are used to obtain simple, accurate formulas for the decision boundaries for sequential probability ratio tests for simple hypotheses and alternatives on the mean $\theta$ of the exponential distribution $\theta^{-1} \exp(-u/\theta)$. Examples are provided to indicate the accuracy and the degree of complexity of the results. It is hoped that the results given here will find applications in life testing and statistical studies of radioactive decay.


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G. E. Albert. "Accurate Sequential Tests on the Mean of an Exponential Distribution." Ann. Math. Statist. 27 (2) 460 - 470, June, 1956.


Published: June, 1956
First available in Project Euclid: 28 April 2007

zbMATH: 0070.37401
MathSciNet: MR81610
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/aoms/1177728269

Rights: Copyright © 1956 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.27 • No. 2 • June, 1956
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