Sunday, January 02, 2011

A Note on Independence of Multivariate Lifetimes in Competing Risks Models

Author: Douglas R. Miller
Source: Ann. Statist. Volume 5, Number 3 (1977), 576-579.


Given the joint distribution of cause of failure and system lifetime of a series system in which components fail simultaneously with probability 0, it is possible (under mild regularity conditions) to assume a model for the system in which component lifetimes are independent.

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