By N. Balakrishnan
He sector of Reliability has turn into a vital and energetic sector of analysis. this can be sincerely obvious from the massive physique of literature that has been constructed within the type of books, volumes and learn papers seeing that 1988 while the former guide of data in this region used to be ready through P.R. Krishnaiah and C.R. Rao. that is why we felt that this can be certainly the ideal time to devote one other quantity within the instruction manual of facts sequence to focus on a few contemporary advances within the quarter of Reliability.With this objective in brain, we solicited articles from prime specialists operating within the zone of Reliability from either academia and undefined. This, in our opinion, has ended in a quantity with a pleasant mixture of articles (33 in overall) facing theoretical, methodological and utilized matters in Reliability.
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