Bayes' theorem

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Bayes' theorem

[¦bāz ′thir·əm]
(mathematics)
A theorem stating that the probability of a hypothesis, given the original data and some new data, is proportional to the probability of the hypothesis, given the original data only, and the probability of the new data, given the original data and the hypothesis. Also known as inverse probability principle.
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Although, as is evident from the obtained data, the faulty damping hardware could result in a significantly lower lifetime than the defected heat removing hardware; the damage in the damping hardware, based on the Bayes formula prediction, is much less likely than that in the heat sink.
By combining the statistical Bayes formula and the physical BAZ model, one can obtain useful diagnostic information about the state of an electronic or photonic device or a system, subjected to the temperature-vibration bias.