Reliability for The Technologies, Updated Second Edition

Reliability for The Technologies
Updated Second Edition

Leonard A. Doty


Note: There is no ebook version of this title.



A unique volume, Reliability for the Technologies is designed to promote understanding of reliability's function in the achievement of safe technology. It represents one of the finest books yet published on this current and urgent subject, and it is of equal use to anyone involved on any level of technology product life.



Uses four distributions to determine component reliability and confidence limits. Expands on the bathtub analysis to include two limits: design requirements and repair and maintenance. Shows the derivation the single-term binomial formula from basic probability theory.


  • Introduction
  • The Normal Distribution
  • Probability Theorems
  • The Binomial Distribution
  • The Poisson Distribution
  • Component Reliability
  • System Reliability
  • Confidence Limits
  • Maintainability and Availability
  • Sampling Plans
  • Control Charts
  • Reliability and Design
  • Safety. Reliability Management
  • Product Liability
  • Appendix