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2nd Edition for Asia
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). The book is popularly referred to as the "blue book", in its most recent avatar has a blue cover again and it is a cheaper paperback with most of the remaining errors removed.
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 available as an inexpensive paperback for
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ISBN number 9814-12-613-6
The second edition is now available in Chinese.
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ISBN number 978-7-121-26404-7
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