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This 1987 book is a self-contained text on the probabilistic modelling method. It provides the reader with an understanding of the available results as well as with examples of their application. The only background assumed is a knowledge of basic calculus. The necessary fundamentals of probability are presented followed by an introduction to stochastic processes. The remainder of the book is devoted to the treatment of various single-station and their application to uni-programmed and multi-programmed systems and local and wide-area networks. Both exact and approximate solution methods are discussed, with as much emphasis on explaining the ideas and providing information, as on derivations and proofs. This book will still be of use for anyone with an interest in the history of computer science.
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- Date Published: October 1987
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521314220
- length: 202 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.3kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to probability theory
2. Stochastic processes
3. Simple queueing methods
4. General service times and different scheduling strategies
5. Queueing networks
6. Packet-switching networks
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