Epilogue and Special Topics

  • Randolph Nelson


The last ten chapters and the five appendices have encompassed a wide range of mathematics that is derivable from the axioms of probability. Lest the reader think that we have come to the end of the subject of probability, we allow ourselves in this final parting the indulgence of mentioning some extensions that naturally follow from the development in the text. Each of the three results that are derived in this epilogue can be considered to be the start of a field of mathematics; it is hoped that the brief descriptions that follow will whet the students’ appetite to continue their study. It is more appropriate to view this closing chapter as a beginning rather than an end. This highlights the most intriguing aspect of mathematics — that it appears to be unending.


Special Topic Service Time Moment Generate Function Wait Time Distribution Exponential Random Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Randolph Nelson
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  1. 1.OTA Limited PartnershipPurchaseUSA
  2. 2.Modeling MethodologyIBM T.J. Watson Research CenterYorktown HeightsUSA

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