Model: Consider $n$ independent, parallel $M/M/1$ queues with identical arrival rates $\lambda$ and service rates $\mu$. For each $M/M/1$ queue, we use the FCFS (First Come First Served) discipline ...
The Borel-Kolmogorov paradox refers to situations where non-uniqueness in the notion of conditioning on a set of measure zero leads to apparent contradictions. As a formal matter, one requires ...
We assume that we have a finite set of agents with approximate knowledge about a certain function, and from this collection of approximations we want to recover the actual value of the function. More ...
This story yesterday (no need to follow the link to understand the question!) http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/01/texas.oldest.person.dies/index.html?hpt=T2 reminds me that I've often wondered about ...
Background The origin of this question is a conversation I had with some friends a few years ago. At the time, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods were dominating professional tennis and golf, ...
I am trying to do a measurement uncertainty calculation. I have a gaussian distributed phase angle (theta) with a mean of 0 and standard deviation of 16.6666 micro radians. The variance is the ...
I want a list of the sort of mathematics/mathematical tools that are applied to the study of complex and probabilistic systems in order to make quantitative and qualitative observations about their ...
I'm interested in collecting real-world examples of probability distributions, and heuristics for when a probability distribution might apply. For example: Stock prices are often modeled with ...