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

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At least as important as all of this is the

the emphasis has always been on human error . In

source of innovation in the recovery from an initial upset of a system , and , just to

...

At least as important as all of this is the

**fact**that PRAs tend to deal with failure , sothe emphasis has always been on human error . In

**fact**, humans can provide asource of innovation in the recovery from an initial upset of a system , and , just to

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... in

distributions are unknown , and each uncertainty is described by a single number

. In practice , lognormal distributions tend to be assumed for everything (

reasonable ...

... in

**fact**, no sound method for the compounding of uncertainties when thedistributions are unknown , and each uncertainty is described by a single number

. In practice , lognormal distributions tend to be assumed for everything (

reasonable ...

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The « step ladder » form of the model arises from the

only have to go through all the stages in the model if he / she is faced with a

totally unfamiliar situation or is inadequately trained or experienced . In most

cases ...

The « step ladder » form of the model arises from the

**fact**that an operator willonly have to go through all the stages in the model if he / she is faced with a

totally unfamiliar situation or is inadequately trained or experienced . In most

cases ...

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### Contents

STATISTICAL THEORY OF RELIABLITY | 8 |

Definitions and characterizations | 12 |

J KEILSON Stochastic models in reliability theory | 23 |

Copyright | |

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