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
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.