NDT.net - May 1999, Vol. 4 No. 5

Erratic Measure

Terry Oldberg, Consultant, Los Altos Hills, California
Ronald Christensen, Entropy Limited, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: terryo@flash.net

This article was first published in Energy Industry 1995, pp.1-6.
Copyright (c) 1995 by the American Society of
Mechanical Engineers (ASME), New York, NY, 1995.
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Probability Versus PseudoProbability

Nuclear Confusion

Conclusions and Recomendations



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