Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences

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South Africa


A single server queueing system is considered in which two types of customers arrive according to independent Poisson processes. Customers of type 1 are of priority nature and the other customers of type 2 are of non-priority. Type 1 customers have nonpreemptive priority over type 2 customers. Assuming that service times for both types of customers have exponential distribution with mean 1/m, we obtain explicit expressions for the transient solution for the state probability distribution. We deduce the steady-state joint distribution of the number of customers of type 1 and customers of type 2 and also obtain performance measures of the system.

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