Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

BACKWARD-RECURRENCE TIME

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_52

Suppose events occur at times T1, T2, ... such that the interevent times TkTk−1 are mutually independent, positive random variables with a common cumulative distribution function. Choose an arbitrary time t. The backward recurrence time at t is the elapsed time since the most recent occurrence of an event prior to t.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA