# Reliability Theory: Networking through a Systems Analysis Lens

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## 1:19:22 Coherent Systems Analysis |
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Reliability Block Diagrams | 16:03 | 2018-11-30 |

Structure Functions | 17:13 | 2018-11-30 |

Relevance and Coherence | 10:29 | 2018-11-30 |

Structural Importance | 13:23 | 2018-11-30 |

Minimal Path and Cut Sets | 8:25 | 2018-11-30 |

Finding the Structure Function | 13:49 | 2018-11-30 |

Slide Deck | 500K | 2018-11-24 |

## Further Reading |
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Want to know more? Rachel Traylor recommends these books and blog posts. |
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## Books |
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Reliability: Probabilistic Models and Statistical Methods | ||

This book is geared more toward manufacturing reliability analysis, but nonetheless contains a very well-written introduction to many parts of basic system reliability. In particular, Chapter 2 accompanies the coherent systems lecture. |
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Book review | ||

System Reliability Theory: Models, Statistical Methods and Applications | ||

The text here is a bit more advanced in its treatment of coherent systems, but also has a larger breadth. Some topics covered here are not in the Leemis book above, and may be other further interest to networking engineers, particularly fault-tree analysis. Rachel recommends to read chapter 3 and 4 after watching the
Chapter 5 of this text discusses component importance in great detail, but is a bit math-heavy. |
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## Blog posts |
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System Reliability Basics – The Math Citadel | ||

Probabilistic Ways to Represent the Lifetime of an Object – The Math Citadel |