Description: The event times are observed of a mixture of two kinds of radioactive atoms, each producing alpha particles. The probability of observing an event is p, 0 < p < 1, and of missing the observation is 1 - p. A maximum likelihood statistical method is given for estimating the size of the two populations. A second discussion assumes that the populations themselves are samples from parent populations. Bayesian methods are given for estimating parameters of the parent populations. An example is presented of an experiment involving the search for particle-bound polyneutron systems. 2 figures, 3 tables.
Date: April 1, 1978
Creator: Beyer, W.A. & Qualls, C.
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