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**Modeling Arrival Time
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The Poisson Distribution

**How do we know that customers will arrive randomly with a Uniform distribution?
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Actually they probably won’t

**How do we know that service time occurs randomly with a Uniform distribution?
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It probably doesn’t

**So we need to model our events with distributions other than Uniform
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But what distribution should we use? and how can we implement them?

C only has rand() which is Uniformly distributed

CIS*2460 - Fall 2007

Poisson Arrivals

Poisson Distribution

discrete probability distribution describes a random variable representing the number of events that occur in a time interval

Poisson Arrivals

Assuming:

arrivals occur one at a time, at some rate arrivals are as likely to occur at any time as at any other nothing else is known about inter-arrival times

**There is a convenient relationship between Poisson (discrete) and Exponential (continuous) distributions
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Poisson: number of events in a time interval Exponential: time between events

We can calculate distribution of inter-arrival times

**We exploit these two distributions extensively
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queueing theory: math is straightforward enough for analysis simulation: “time to next arrival” variates easy to generate t=0

CIS*2460 - Fall 2007 CIS*2460 - Fall 2007

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Fall 2007 p(k.135)(8) = = 0.Fall 2007 2 . t.t)] .t) = dt p(k. arrivals in one time interval are independent of those in another disjoint one Rearranging: p(k. and arrivals are as likely to occur at any instant: 1. otherwise this differential equation has initial conditions: Example (text) computer repair person paged each time there is a service call -.) Probability mass function (i.1.t) be the probability of k arrivals occurring in the interval [0.t) p(k 1.Poisson Arrivals (cont. where is a constant reflecting overall arrival rate 3. (k – 1) arrivals in [0.) As t 0.e. t]. k arrivals in [0. t] e 2 2 3 (0.t) p(k.t)] t Poisson Arrivals (cont.) Let t represent some small interval of time Since we can consider t as small as we like. Consider the interval [t. t)· t probability of more than one arrival in t is 0 probability of one arrival in t is proportional to t i. t + t] = p(k. the LHS of this becomes a derivative: Poisson Arrivals (cont.number of beeps per hour is known to agree with a Poisson distribution with mean = 2 probability of 3 beeps in next hour? Solving for this equation and its boundary conditions (which is non-trivial) yields: p(k. 0) = 1 [ p(k. 2. t + t] = t probability of no arrival in [t. x = 0. t + t]: probability of arrival in [t. t)·(1 – t) + p(k – 1.. t + t) = prob.18 6 3! probability of 2 or more beeps? CIS*2460 .. t = 1): e p(x) = x! 0.e.t + t) t CIS*2460 . 0) = 0 for all k > 0 p(0.t] and 1 in [t. Poisson Arrivals (cont. t] and zero in [t.t) = [ p(k 1.. t + t] + prob.Fall 2007 Let p(k.) So: p(k. x d p(k.t) = ( t) k e k! t p(3) = probability of k arrivals occuring in [0.2.Fall 2007 CIS*2460 . t + t] = 1 – CIS*2460 .

Fall 2007 t 3 . at least one arrival in [0.e. t]) no arrivals in [0.Fall 2007 Poisson Arrivals (cont.) Inter-arrival Time Let X be the random variable equal to the length of time between arrivals: FX (t) = P(X t) Note: the following two events are complementary (1 and only 1 occurs): waiting time t (i. t] Thus: FX (t) + e t =1 distribution of inter-arrival times is an exponential distribution FX (t) = 1 e t d f X (t) = FX (t) = e dt CIS*2460 .Poisson Arrivals (cont.) Poisson Arrivals (cont.Fall 2007 =2 Poisson CDF CIS*2460 .) Poisson PMF CIS*2460 .Fall 2007 CIS*2460 .

Fall 2007 4 .Application to Simulation “Poisson Arrivals” commonly used in modelling e.g. however it is debatable whether this is justified CIS*2460 . particles from a radioactive source have Poisson arrivals in the absence of any information. it is common to assume arrival events are Poisson Benefit: inter-arrival time is exponential easily integrated with time-based/event driven simulations relatively simple distribution simple situations can be modelled mathematically when necessary Aside service times are often assumed to be exponential.

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