AM  Vol.5 No.21 , December 2014
A Note on Finding Geodesic Equation of Two Parameters Gamma Distribution
ABSTRACT
Engineers commonly use the gamma distribution to describe the life span or metal fatigue of a manufactured item. In this paper, we focus on finding a geodesic equation of the two parameters gamma distribution. To find this equation, we applied both the well-known Darboux Theorem and a pair of differential equations taken from Struik [1]. The solution proposed in this note could be used as a general solution of the geodesic equation of gamma distribution. It would be interesting if we compare our results with Lauritzen’s [2].

Cite this paper
Chen, W. (2014) A Note on Finding Geodesic Equation of Two Parameters Gamma Distribution. Applied Mathematics, 5, 3511-3517. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.521328.
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