• N. U. Prabhu
Part of the Applications of Mathematics book series (SMAP, volume 15)


The processes investigated in this book are those arising from stochastic models for queues, inventories, dams, insurance risk, and other situations. The following brief description of some of these models will make it clear that the common title “storage processes” is appropriate for these processes.


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Selected Bibliography

Queueing Models

  1. Benes, Vaclav E. (1963): General Stochastic Processes in the Theory of Queues. Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachusetts.Google Scholar
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  1. Arrow, K., Karlin, S. and Scarf, H. (1958): Studies in the Mathematical Theory of Inventory and Production. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
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Models for Dams

  1. Hurst, H. E. (1951): Long term storage capacity of reservoirs. Trans. Amer. Soc. Civ. Engrs. 116.Google Scholar
  2. Hurst, H. E. (1956): Methods of Using Long Term Storage in Reservoirs. Inst. Civ. Engrs., London, Paper 6059.Google Scholar
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  5. Masse, P. (1946): Les Reserves et la Regulation de VAvenir dans la vie Economique. Hermann, Paris.Google Scholar
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Insurance Risk

  1. Beard, R. E., Pentikainen, T. and Personen, E. (1969): Risk Theory. Methuen, London.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  2. Beekman, John A. (1974): Two Stochastic Processes. John Wiley, New York.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  3. Buhlmann, H. (1970): Mathematical Methods in Risk Theory. Springer-Verlag, New York.Google Scholar
  4. Seal, H. L. (1969): Stochastic Theory of a Risk Business. John Wiley, New York.zbMATHGoogle Scholar
  5. Seal, H. L. (1978): Survival Probabilities: The Goal of Risk Theory. John Wiley, New York.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. U. Prabhu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Operations ResearchCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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