Some old and hard-to-find papers
Bray, Crawford, and Proschan (1967)
Maximum likelihood estimation of a U-shaped failure rate function.
Mathematical Note 534, Mathematics Research Laboratory, Boeing Scientific
Birnbaum's Contributions to Reliability Theory.
In Reliability and Fault Tree Analysis;
Theoretical and Applied Aspects of System
Reliability and Safety Assessment.
SIAM, Philadelphia, 1975. pages xv-xxxix.
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