Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Anant P. Godbole

Committee Members

Robert M. Price Jr., Edith Seier


In this paper, we study a new family of random variables, that arise as the distribution of extrema of a random number N of independent and identically distributed random variables X1,X2, ..., XN, where each Xi has a common continuous distribution with support on [0,1]. The general scheme is first outlined, and SUG and CSUG models are introduced in detail where Xi is distributed as U[0,1]. Some features of the proposed distributions can be studied via its mean, variance, moments and moment-generating function. Moreover, we make some other choices for the continuous random variables such as Arcsine, Topp-Leone, and N is chosen to be Geometric or Zipf. Wherever appropriate, we estimate of the parameter in the one-parameter family in question and test the hypotheses about the parameter. In the last section, two permutation distributions are introduced and studied.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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