Title: Some examples of probabilistic methods in dams and queues

Authors: Joseph Gani

Addresses: The Australian National University, Stochastic Analysis Group, School of Mathematical Sciences, GPO Box 4, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

Abstract: There are many problems in hydrology and the construction of dams, as well as in queues arising from telephone traffic and computer job sequencing, which require the use of probabilistic methods. This paper gives some examples of these, with a view to encouraging the interest of engineers, and in the hope that engineers will become increasingly familiar with the basic principles of probability and statistics.

Keywords: probabilistic methods; statistical methods; dam construction; queueing; telephone traffic.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.1994.030286

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 1994 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.31 - 36

Published online: 14 Dec 2009 *

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