Description 
1 online resource (xii, 268 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Statistics for industry and technology 

Statistics for industry and technology.

Contents 
System Element Models  Basic Concepts in Stochastic Processes  Simple Markovian Queueing Systems  Imbedded Markov Chain Models  Extended Markov Models  Queueing Networks  Renewal Process Models  The General Queue //1 and Approximations  Statistical Inference for Queueing Models  Decision Problems in Queueing Theory  Modeling and Analysis Using Computational Tools  Poisson Process: Properties and Related Distributions  Markov Process  Results from Mathematics 
Summary 
This introductory textbook is designed for a onesemester course on queueing theory that does not require a course in stochastic processes as a prerequisite. By integrating the necessary background on stochastic processes with the analysis of models, the work provides a sound foundational introduction to the modeling and analysis of queueing systems for a broad interdisciplinary audience of students in mathematics, statistics, and applied disciplines such as computer science, operations research, and engineering. Key features: * An introductory chapter including a historical account of the growth of queueing theory in the last 100 years. * A modelingbased approach with emphasis on identification of models using topics such as collection of data and tests for stationarity and independence of observations. * Rigorous treatment of the foundations of basic models commonly used in applications with appropriate references for advanced topics. * A chapter on modeling and analysis using computational tools. * A comprehensive treatment of statistical inference for queueing systems. * A discussion of operational and decision problems. * Modeling exercises as a motivational tool, and review exercises covering background material on statistical distributions. An Introduction to Queueing Theory may be used as a textbook by firstyear graduate students in fields such as computer science, operations research, industrial and systems engineering, as well as related fields such as manufacturing and communications engineering. Upperlevel undergraduate students in mathematics, statistics, and engineering may also use the book in an elective introductory course on queueing theory. With its rigorous coverage of basic material and extensive bibliography of the queueing literature, the work may also be useful to applied scientists and practitioners as a selfstudy reference for applications and further research 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Queuing theory.

Form 
Electronic book

LC no. 
2007941114 
ISBN 
0817647244 (hbk.) 

0817647252 

9780817647247 (hbk.) 

9780817647254 
