Eschatology, Infinite Series, and Reliability

Peter W. Becker

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    This communication is concerned with a most timely problem. Early warning systems against ICBM-attacks now and then cause false alarms which in turn can trigger a retaliatory ICBM attack. Up until now any retaliatory attacks have been stopped before any consequences have resulted. I try to compute the joint probability of infinitely many false alarms being detected before serious consequences have resulted.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Transactions on Reliability
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)135-136
    Publication statusPublished - 1982

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