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Probabilistic Modelling

Probabilistic Modelling

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  • Date Published: January 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521585309

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  • Probabilistic modeling is the most cost-effective means of performance evaluation of computer systems. This book is a major revision of Modelling of Computer Communication Systems (CUP, 1987), one of the standard introductions to the area. Changes to the content reflect the change in the subject itself. Professor Mitrani has amplified the treatment of queues, reliability and applied probability. This book will be welcomed by students and teachers for its no-nonsense treatment of the basic results and examples of their application. The text includes the necessary fundamentals in probability and stochastic processes, making the book ideal for students in computer science or operations research taking courses in modern system design.

    • Easily understandable, self-contained and up-to-date treatment
    • Exact and approximate solution techniques
    • Inclusion of models with breakdowns and repairs
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    "Mitrani succeeds in making his subject easily accessible...This approach makes the material clear and understandable for a wide audience. In addition, complex theoretical and practical problems seem relatively easy...a concise, clear, and well-documented book." Mathematics of Computing

    "...a very useful text for the practitioner and a nice addition as a quick reference to the probabilist's library. I highly recommend it to both groups...The strong emphasis on the explanation of ideas and the intuition behind concepts sets this text apart from others on the subject." Journal of the American Statistical Association

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    • Date Published: January 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521585309
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 70 music examples 70 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction to probability theory
    2. Arrivals and services
    3. Queueing systems: average performance
    4. Queueing networks
    5. Markov chains and processes
    6. Queues in Markovian environments
    Index.

  • Author

    Isi Mitrani, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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