Models of Network Reliability: Analysis, Combinatorics, and Monte Carlo, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Models of Network Reliability

Analysis, Combinatorics, and Monte Carlo, 1st Edition

By Ilya B. Gertsbakh

CRC Press

217 pages

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Unique in its approach, Models of Network Reliability: Analysis, Combinatorics, and Monte Carlo provides a brief introduction to Monte Carlo methods along with a concise exposition of reliability theory ideas. From there, the text investigates a collection of principal network reliability models, such as terminal connectivity for networks with unre

Table of Contents

What is Monte Carlo Method? What is Network Reliability? Exponentially Distributed Lifetime. Static and Dynamic Reliability. Border States and Reliability Gradient. Order Statistics. Monte Carlo Estimation of Convolutions. Network Destruction. Lomonosov's "Turnip". Importance Measures and Spectrum. Optimal Network Synthesis. Dynamic Networks. Examples of Network Reliability. Appendices. References. Index.

About the Author

Ilya B. Gertsbakh, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Dr. Gertsbakh has authored more than 70 research papers and six books. He has taught courses in Probability, Statistics, Reliability Theory, and Operations Research. His research interests include Reliability Theory, Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research, and Monte Carlo Methods.

Yoseph Shpungin, Department Head, Software Engineering Department, Shamoon College of Engineering, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Throughout his career, Dr. Shpungin has gained extensive experience in both practical and theoretical operations research and software engineering issues. He has taught courses in Probability, Statistics, Reliability, Algorithms, Databases, and Programming Languages. His field of research is Reliability Theory and Monte Carlo Methods, in which he has authored one book and many publications in international scientific journals and in the proceedings of international conferences.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
MATHEMATICS / Combinatorics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Operations Research