Queueing Models

Part of the Springer Texts in Statistics book series (STS)


Queues (or waiting lines) are an unavoidable component of modern life. We are required to stand physically in queues in grocery stores, banks, department stores, amusement parks, movie theaters, etc. Although we don’t like standing in a queue, we appreciate the fairness that it imposes. Even when we use phones to conduct business, often we are put on hold and served in a first-come–first-served fashion. Thus we face a queue even if we are in our own home!


Service Time Arrival Rate Poisson Process Queue Length Service Rate 


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Statistics and Operations ResearchUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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