Term of Award

Spring 2010

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)


Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Broderick O. Oluyede

Committee Member 1

Charles Champ

Committee Member 2

Hani Samawi


The weighted inverse Weibull distribution and the beta-inverse Weibull distribution are considered. Theoretical properties of the inverse Weibull model, weighted inverse Weibull distribution including the hazard function, reverse hazard function, moments, moment generating function, coefficient of variation, coefficient of skewness, coefficient of kurtosis, Fisher information and Shanon entropy are studied. The estimation for the parameters of the length-biased inverse Weibull distribution via maximum likelihood estimation and method of moment estimation techniques are presented, as well as a test for the detection of length-biasedness in the inverse Weibull model. Furthermore, the beta-inverse Weibull distribution which is a weighted distribution is presented, including the cumulative distribution function (cdf), probability density function (pdf), density plots, moments, and the moment generating function. Also, some useful transformations that lead to the generation of observations from the beta-inverse Weibull distribution are derived.

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Mathematics Commons