• Nick T. Thomopoulos


This chapter provides a quick summary of the contents in each of the remaining chapters. Also included is an early history on queuing theory, and a large list of examples.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stuart School of BusinessIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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