Journal article

IMPROVED RESULTS ON POISSON PROCESS APPROXIMATION IN JACKSON NETWORKS

TC BROWN, M FACKRELL, A XIA

Cosmos | World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt | Published : 2005

Abstract

Melamed (1979) proved that for an open migration process, a necessary and sufficient condition for the equilibrium flow along a link to be Poissonian is the absence of loops: no customer can travel along the link more than once. Barbour and Brown (1996) quantified the statement by allowing the customers a small probability of travelling along the link more than once and proved Poisson process approximation theorems analogous to Melamed's Theorem. Amongst the three bounds presented in Barbour and Brown (1996), the one in terms of the Wasserstein metric is of particular interest since it reveals more insightful information about the closeness between the process of flows and an approximating P..

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