Accession Number : AD0778457

Title :   Computational Uses of the Method of Phases in the Theory of Queues.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Neuts,Marcel F.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : A probability density on the positive integers is of phase type, if it is the probability density of the time till absorption in an (m+1)-state with one absorbing state m+1, and m transient states all of which lead to the absorbing state. If the service times in a discrete time queue have densities of phase type, several transient and stationary probability distributions of interest may be computed by highly efficient algorithms, which are presented in the paper. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Queueing theory, *Probability density functions, Random variables, Stochastic processes, Algorithms, Computations, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE