Finding Gaussian Curvature of Lifespan Distribution


The objective of this paper is to review the lifespan model. This paper will also suggest four additional general alternative computational methods not mentioned in Kass, R.E. and Vos, P.W. [1] [2]. It is not intended to compare the four formulas to be used in computing the Gaussian curvature. Four different formulas adopted from Struik, D.J. [3] are used and labeled here as (A), (B), (C), and (D). It has been found that all four of these formulas can compute the Gaussian curvature effectively and successfully. To avoid repetition, we only presented results from formulas (B) and (D). One can more easily check other results from formulas (A) and (C).

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Chen, W. (2014) Finding Gaussian Curvature of Lifespan Distribution. Applied Mathematics, 5, 3392-3400. doi: 10.4236/am.2014.521316.

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