Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu

Poisson Arrivals

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200605

Term used when customers coming to a queueing system follow a Poisson process; this also implies that the time between customer arrivals are independent and identical distributed random variables following an exponential distribution with mean equal to the inverse of the Poisson arrival rate.

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