Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Number of Pages

56

Abstract

In this thesis, we will address the problem of estimating the parameters of two types of three parameter survival models for the force of mortality, the Makeham model and the Weibull model. The existing methods for estimating these parameters by the method of least-squares include using a log-transformation on the force of mortality data. We will propose another method of estimating these parameters that uses linear regression, and finding the least-squares estimates of the parameters by using the golden section search procedure for computer minimization.

Keywords

Alternative; Estimation; Method; Models; Survival

Controlled Subject

Mathematics; Statistics

File Format

pdf

File Size

1177.6 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/zz1k-j6ma


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