System Modeling and Analysis:
Foundations of System Performance Evaluation

Hisashi Kobayashi and Brian L. Mark

Hard cover edition*:
ISBN-10: 0-13-034835-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-034835-7
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Date: April 11, 2008
Format: Cloth, 800 pages
Suggested retail price: $139.00. (For Pearson members of, $125.10 and free shipping)

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This book presents state-of-the-art analytical models, simulation techniques, and computational algorithms useful for performance evaluation of complex systems, including computer systems, communication networks, transportation systems, and manufacturing systems.

System Modeling and Analysis provides a cohesive treatment of the fundamental concepts and basic theory of queueing and loss systems and simulation methods. The book includes numerous application examples and carefully designed exercise problems, making it an excellent introduction to the field.

The book’s coverage of advanced topics such as long range dependent traffic models, fluid flow and diffusion process approximations, time-dependent solution methods, fast simulation techniques, and network simulation packages will be valuable to those who are engaged in research and development of the field.

The book is suitable as a textbook for graduate courses in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, system engineering, and operations research, and will also be of great interest as a reference for practicing engineers, computer scientists, and systems analysts.

Hisashi Kobayashi is the Sherman Fairchild University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a former Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University.

Brian L. Mark is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University.

Table of Contents and Preface
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