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Queuing Process

Queuing Process:

Queuing process is a class of random process es describing phenomena of queue formation. The term “queue” here is an abstract entity, which reflects the most common features of various types of real-life queues: traffic jams, queues to football matches, queue of e-mail messages on a server which are to be sent, etc.

The queuing process Math image characterises the length Math image of the queue – i.e. the number of units in the queue in the current moment, time Math image . Statistical description of a queuing process implies knowledge of its probability distribution Math image – the probability of finding exactly Math image units in the queue.

Models based on a Poisson process , Erlang distribution are often used in the queueing theory.

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