Reliability and Life Testing
CLASS SESSION BEGINS: Thursday, August 22, 2013
General Information: Course will be delivered by Web conferencing utilizing Adobe Connect. Students may be present, either in person or online, for the class sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:25-5:40., or may view the class at a later time. USC Columbia students may attend classes in Close-Hipp Building (School of Business), Room 203; all other students will view classes via the Internet. For students viewing the class live online, the Adobe Connect URL will be posted in Blackboard by the instructor prior to the first class meeting. Students viewing at a later time may visit the Web site at http://video.sc.edu; click on the appropriate college/school and then your class link to view lectures. High-speed Internet access is required for Adobe Connect.
On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information:
Proctored tests may be taken on campus or at an Approved Testing Site. Dates, times, and USC Columbia location will be scheduled by instructor.
Video Streaming Assistance:
Information on technical requirements and getting started with video streaming is available online.
Course Type: WEB Conferencing (What does this mean?)
Credit: 3 semester hours of graduate credit
Instructor: Edsel Pena
Graduate Bulletin Course Description: The various statistical and probability models in reliability and life testing and inference procedures for such models, including life distributions, parametric and nonparametric inference methods, hazard and failure rate functions, plotting methods, analysis of mixtures, censoring.
Prerequisites: STAT 703 or STAT 713
Information is accurate as of
April 29, 2013, 2:54 pm
Textbooks are available from the USC University Bookstore in the Russell House Student Union, Greene Street, Columbia, SC, 803-777-4160 (toll free at 888-654-5320). Online text ordering is available through the bookstore Web site at www.shopgamecocks.com. Delivery options are in-store pickup or UPS shipping (Ground, Second Day, or Next Day). Students are required to indicate the course section number to order online; this is a three-digit number used to indicate the campus where the student registered for classes and/or will attend. If you are taking a Summer 2013 course, there will be a "J" prefix on the course number and in the bookstore listing will appear below the Columbia-campus courses for this department. If you are taking a Fall 2013 course, there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number and in the bookstore listing will appear below the Columbia-campus courses for this department. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.