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The Coupon Collector's Problem and Quality Control

Summary: [This abstract is based on the author’s abstract.] Solutions to the classic “coupon collector’s problem” are readily adaptable to sampling problems in an industrial setting. Several variations on this theme are presented, and theoretical formulas are developed and applied to quality control sampling. Several applications involving Monte Carlo simulation using freeware programming language are also illustrated.

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  • Topics: Quality Control
  • Keywords: Problem solving, Probability, Quality control (QC), Sampling plans
  • Author: Luko, Stephen N.
  • Journal: Quality Engineering