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Title: Probability and Statistics with Reliability, Queuing, and Computer Science Applications, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2001.
ISBN number 0-471-33341-7


Note that the thoroughly revised second edition is published by John Wiley & Sons (the original first edition was published by Prentice-Hall). Although the cover is only partly blue, the second edition is still referred to as the "blue book".

Second Edition:
In the second edition, all the chapters have been thoroughly revised. Many examples and problems are updated, and many new examples and problems have been added. Many of these examples are based on the author's experience working with industry on real-world problems. There is a considerable addition of examples on system availability modeling, wireless system performance and availability modeling, software reliability modeling, and system performability modeling. New material on fault trees and stochastic Petri nets, and numerical solution techniques for Markov chains have been added. Detection of software aging is included as well as statistical estimation of availability is added.

A section on the computation of response time distribution for Markovian queuing networks has also been added. Chapter 8, on continuous-time Markov chains, has undergone the most change. Research experience and the application of these methods for last 25 years have been distilled in these chapters as much as possible.

The book will be of use as a classroom textbook as well as of use for practicing engineers. Researchers will also find valuable material here.


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The second edition is now available as an inexpensive paperback for sale only in: Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. For more details send e-mail to aindia@wiley.com.sg.
ISBN number 9814-12-613-6