## Matrix-Analytic Methods in Stochastic ModelsBased on the proceedings of the first International Conference on Matrix-Analytic Methods (MAM) in Stochastic Models, held in Flint, Michigan, this book presents a general working knowledge of MAM through tutorial articles and application papers. It furnishes information on MAM studies carried out in the former Soviet Union. |

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### Contents

Some Future Directions | 1 |

An Algorithm for the Pnt Matrices of a Continuous BMAP | 7 |

A Preemptive Priority Queue with Nonrenewal Inputs | 21 |

Analysis of a Multiserver DelayLoss System with a General Markovian Arrival Process | 43 |

Analysis of a Finite Capacity Multiserver Model with Nonpreemptive Priorities and Nonrenewal Input | 67 |

MatrixMultiplicative Approach to QuasiBirthandDeath Processes Analysis | 87 |

A Level Crossing Analysis of the MAPGI Queue | 107 |

Performance Analysis and Optimal Threshold Policies for Queueing Systems with Several Heterogeneous Servers and Markov Modulated Arrivals | 117 |

SPHDistributions and the RectangleIterative Algorithm | 207 |

Execution Time on an Unreliable Server with Latent Breakdowns | 225 |

Asymptotic Analysis of Switching Queueing Systems in Conditions of Low and Heavy Loading | 241 |

A Tutorial Overview with Some Extensions and New Results | 261 |

MatrixAnalytic Methods for Markov Chains on a Tree Structure | 297 |

Renewal Theory and Queueing Algorithms for MatrixExponential Distributions | 313 |

Determination of Explicit Solutions for a General Class of Markov Processes | 343 |

Equilibrium Distributions for LevelDependent QuasiBirthandDeath Processes | 359 |

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