Eschatology, Infinite Series, and Reliability

Peter W. Becker

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Abstract

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
VolumeR-31
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)135-136
ISSN0018-9529
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

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Copyright: 1982 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE

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Becker, Peter W. / Eschatology, Infinite Series, and Reliability. In: I E E E Transactions on Reliability. 1982 ; Vol. R-31, No. 2. pp. 135-136.
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