A Course on Queueing Models

A Course on Queueing Models

4 (1 rating by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author)  , By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

The application of engineering principles in divergent fields such as management science and communications as well as the advancement of several approaches in theory and computation have led to growing interest in queueing models, creating the need for a comprehensive text. Emphasizing Markovian structures and the techniques that occur in different models, A Course on Queueing Models discusses recent developments in the field, different methodological tools - some of which are not available elsewhere - and computational techniques.

While most books essentially address the classical methods of queueing theory, this text covers a broad range of methods both in theory and in computation. The first part of the textbook exposes you to many fundamental concepts at an introductory level and provides tools for practitioners. It discusses the basics in queueing theory for Markovian and regenerative non-Markovian models, statistical inference, simulation and some computational procedures, network and discrete-time queues, algebraic and combinatorial methods, and optimization. The second part delves deeper into the topics examined in the first part by presenting more advanced methods. This part also includes general queues, duality in queues, and recent advancements on computational methods and discrete-time queues. Each chapter contains a discussion section that summarizes material and highlights special features.

Incorporating different queueing models, A Course on Queueing Models achieves an ideal balance between theory and practice, making it compatible for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, applied statisticians, and engineers.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 461 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 33mm | 680.4g
  • Chapman & Hall/CRC
  • Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • English
  • 1000 equations; 8 Tables, black and white; 35 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1584886463
  • 9781584886464
  • 2,596,820

Table of contents

QUEUES: BASIC CONCEPTS
Introduction
Queues: Features and Characteristics
Graphical Methods
Modelling
Scope and Organization
MARKOVIAN QUEUES
Introduction
A Simple Model: Steady-State Behaviour
Birth-Death Models: Steady-State Behaviour
Erlangian Models: Steady-State Behaviour
Transient Behaviour
Waiting Time and Little's Formula
Busy Periods and Idle Periods 3
Networks of Queues - I
Optimization
Discussion
REGENERATIVE NON-MARKOVIAN QUEUES - I
Introduction
Markovian Input Models
Markovian Service-Time Models
Bulk Queues
Functional Relations: A Heuristic Approach
Busy Periods
Discrete-Time Queues
Discussion
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS - I
Introduction
Root Finding Methods
The State Reduction Method
Transient Behaviour: Numerical Approaches
Discussion
STATISTICAL INFERENCE AND SIMULATION
Introduction
Statistical Inference
Solving Queueing Problems by Simulation
A Practical Application
Discussion
REGENERATIVE NON-MARKOVIAN QUEUES - II
Introduction
Non-Markovian Queues: Transient Solution
Combinatorial Methods
Functional Relations
Discussion
GENERAL QUEUES
Introduction
Waiting Time and Idle Time: An Analytic Method
Bounds for the Average Waiting Time
A Heavy Traffic Approximation
Diffusion Approximation
Waiting Time and Idle Time: A Probabilistic Method
Duality
Discussion
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS - II
Introduction
The Matrix-Geometric Solution
The Block Elimination Method
The Fourier Series Method for Inverting Transforms
Discussion
DISCRETE-TIME QUEUES: TRANSIENT SOLUTIONS
Introduction
Combinatorial Methods: Lattice Path Approach
Recurrence Relations
Algebraic Methods
Discussion
MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
Introduction
Priority Queues
Queues with Infinite Servers
Design and Control of Queues
Networks of Queues II
Discussion
APPENDICES
INDEX
Each chapter includes exercises and references.
show more

Rating details

1 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 100% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X