Queueing Modelling Fundamentals: With Applications in Communication Networks / Edition 2

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Overview

Queueing analysis is a vital tool used in the evaluation of system performance. Applications of queueing analysis cover a wide spectrum from bank automated teller machines to transportation and communications data networks.

Fully revised, this second edition of a popular book contains the significant addition of a new chapter on Flow & Congestion Control and a section on Network Calculus amongst other new material. An introductory text, Queueing Modelling Fundamentals focuses on queueing modelling techniques and applications of data networks, examining the underlying principles of isolated queueing systems. This book introduces the complex queueing theory in simple language/proofs to enable the reader to quickly pick up an overview to queueing theory without utilizing the diverse necessary mathematical tools. It incorporates a rich set of worked examples on its applications to communication networks.

Features include: Fully revised and updated edition with significant new chapter on Flow and Congestion Control as-well-as a new section on Network Calculus, A comprehensive text which highlights both the theoretical models and their applications through a rich set of worked examples, examples of applications to data networks and performance curves, Provides an insight into the underlying queueing principles and features step-by-step derivation of queueing results, Written by experienced Professors in the field.

Queueing Modelling Fundamentals is an introductory text for undergraduate or entry-level post-graduate students who are taking courses on network performance analysis as well as those practicing network administrators who want to understand the essentials of networkoperations. The detailed step-by-step derivation of queueing results also makes it an excellent text for professional engineers.

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"The book is well written and nicely illustrated. I recommend it as an introduction for graduate students and telecommunications engineers." (Computing Reviews, November 24, 2008)

"This book would serve ideally as a text for an undergraduate course on network performance analysis." (Computing Reviews, July 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470519578
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Illustrations

1 Preliminaries 1

2 Introduction to Queueing Systems 43

3 Discrete and Continuous Markov Processes 71

4 Single-Queue Markovian Systems 103

5 Semi-Markovian Queueing Systems 141

6 Open Queueing Networks 169

7 Closed Queueing Networks 197

8 Markov-Modulated Arrival Process 217

9 Flow and Congestion Control 243

References 259

Index 265

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