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Fall 2013 Session

STAT 761
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 Delivery Type: Over 50% Web Delivery: A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(One or more synchronous components will REQUIRE meeting face-to-face or Online).

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
September 20, 2014, 8:05 pm
(Subject to change)

Course Materials
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 their course section to order online; there will be a "J" prefix on the course SECTION number for this course. Contact the bookstore for questions about the online ordering system.

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