1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

MLE and related

  1. Jan 28, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    time till first failure of a chip is to be estimated. 3 such chips were tested, they worked for 30, 34, 33 days without failure. Find MLE of the parameter.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    first i want to confirm this: is this geometric distribution?
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 30, 2007 #2
    I'm not too sure. It looks like you could approximate it and find the maximum likelyhood using the exponential distribution since you could very well be dealing with poisson-distributed events.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: MLE and related
  1. MLE of Poisson dist (Replies: 2)