## Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Volume 94 |

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It is important to recognize , however , that PRA is , despite its limitations , by far

the best existing means of performing a dispassionate and thorough analysis of a

It is important to recognize , however , that PRA is , despite its limitations , by far

the best existing means of performing a dispassionate and thorough analysis of a

**complex**system . 5 : 1 . General . – The sine qua non of a probabilistic risk ...Page 296

It is difficult to quantify the effect of methodology used because software

development is a very

the software quality rather unpredictable . It is , therefore , safer to assume that

software is ...

It is difficult to quantify the effect of methodology used because software

development is a very

**complex**task involving many human factors which makethe software quality rather unpredictable . It is , therefore , safer to assume that

software is ...

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In

interrelated parallel activities involved and cognitive functions such as diagnosis

and decision making will become important . Because of the impossibility of

modelling ...

In

**complex**situations such as accident management , there may be manyinterrelated parallel activities involved and cognitive functions such as diagnosis

and decision making will become important . Because of the impossibility of

modelling ...

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### Contents

STATISTICAL THEORY OF RELIABLITY | 8 |

Definitions and characterizations | 12 |

J KEILSON Stochastic models in reliability theory | 23 |

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