Queueing Theory and Other Probability Questions

  • Byron P. Roe
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (UTCP)


Queueing theory is the theory of standing in lines. We stand in lines waiting for a teller machine at a bank, in checkout lines at grocery stores, and in many other places. Switch computer jobs are in a queue. Processing incoming data events in an experiment may involve queueing theory. We start with an example of this latter process.


Traffic Intensity Busy Period Queue Size Bernoulli Trial Break Machine 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Byron P. Roe
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  1. 1.Department of Physics, Randall LaboratoryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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