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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.