Term of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Charles W. Champ

Committee Member 1

Broderick O. Oluyede

Committee Member 2

Hani Samawi

Abstract

As an aid to the practitioners, various Phase II quality control charts have been developed to monitor for a change in the parameters of the distribution of a quality measurement. In this project, the family of generalized cumulative sum type charts was studied. An equivalent chart version that requires fewer parameters was given. Some useful integral equations were derived for determining the run length distribution of the lower and upper one-sided charts. The Markov chain methods were also given. The parameters unknown version was presented and the performance analysis was studied for the chart for monitoring for a change in the mean of a normal distribution. The design and analysis of a chart when the quality measurement follows a gamma distribution was given, which includes the design and analysis of a chart for monitoring for a change in the standard deviation of a normal distribution.

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