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This research-level book presents up-to-date information concerning recent developments in convex functions and partial orderings and some applications in mathematics, statistics, and reliability theory. The book will serve researchers in mathematical and statistical theory and theoretical and applied reliabilists.
• Presents classical and newly published results on convex functions and related inequalities
• Explains partial ordering based on arrangement and their applications in mathematics, probability, statsitics, and reliability
• Demonstrates the connection of partial ordering with other well-known orderings such as majorization and Schur functions
• Will generate further research and applications
Audience: Research-level mathematicians, statisticians, and engineers, as well as second-year graduate students in these areas.
Convex Functions. Jensen's and Jensen-Steffensen's Inequalities. Reversals, Refinements, and Converses of Jensen's and Jensen-Steffensen's Inequalities. Applications of Jensen's Inequality to Means and H*adolder's Inequalities. Hermite-Hadamard's and Jensen-Petrovi*aac's Inequalities. Popoviciu's, Burkill's, and Steffensen's Inequalities. *ajCeby*ajsev-Gr*aduss', Favard's, Berwald's, Gauss-Winckler's, and Related Inequalities. Hardy's, Hilbert's, Opial's, Young's, Nanson's, and Related Inequalities. General Linear Inequalities for Convex Sequences and Functions. Orderings and Convexity-Preserving Transformations. Convex Functions and Geometric Inequalities. Convexity, Majorization, and Schur-Convexity. Convexity and Log-Concavity Related Moment and Probability Inequalities. Muirhead's Theorem and Related Inequalities. Arrangement Ordering. Applications of Arrangement Ordering. Multivariate Arrangement Increasing Functions. References. Author Index. Subject Index.