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Queuing—Why Waiting Lines Work or Fail

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization

Queuing—Why Waiting Lines Work or Fail

Taught by Professor Scott P. Stevens | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Extend your use of Markov analysis to waiting lines, or queues. Discover how a random arrival process is analogous to the sound of popcorn popping. Then probe the dramatic decrease in waiting times that can result from relatively minor adjustments in workforce or equipment.


August 30, 2018