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I am an undergraduate student who is going to be taking a queuing theory introductory course next semester, I am wondering what's a good introductory book out there? (my math background is probability theory, linear algebra and differential equations)

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I thought I'll point you to online resources available for Queueing Theory. Hope this helps!

The first one and the second one consisting of a list of books available online.

You could also get motivation (at the cost of missing some finer mathematical details) from here. The solutions are also available here

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The first book looks like a good introduction. I'll leave the question open if anyone contributes other resources they know of. –  eWizardII Jan 21 '12 at 21:02
    
+1, nice found. –  Tim Jan 21 '12 at 21:05
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Have you checked out Leonard Kleinrock's books? I am not an expert (in fact, I have taken only an introductory course in queueing theory), and have not read his books; but I wanted to mention them for completeness.

His two-volume book on queueing theory (Theory and Computer Applications) is old now (first published around 1975), so I am guessing they are probably outdated; but I am not sure about this. Also perhaps they are still good enough for an introductory course?

While searching, I also found a problem book Queueing Systems: Problems and Solutions that is more recent, but is still 15 years old now. The publishers' note says:

Queueing theory is an effective tool for studying several performance parameters of computer systems. It is a difficult subject, and the best way to comprehend queueing theory is by working on information processing problems. This manual contains all of the problems from Kleinrock's Queueing Systems, Volume 1 and their solutions...

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+1! What were your introductory materials? –  Tim Jan 21 '12 at 21:41
    
@Tim: I mostly followed my professor's lecture notes, unfortunately I am not allowed to be share it in public. (In fact, I myself lost my personal hard copy. :-)) I am sorry I cannot be more helpful. –  Srivatsan Jan 21 '12 at 21:43
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