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A note on a one-compartment model with clustering

  • James G. Booth (a1)


The classical one-compartment model with no input or pure death process is shown to be a limiting case of a ‘binomial cascade' model which has the same mean and in which particles exit the compartment in binomial clusters. The transition probabilities of the binomial cascade process are derived in closed form. The model is easily modified to allow Poisson input into the compartment. Distributional results are given for this model also. In particular, it is shown that the M/M/∞ queue is a limiting case.


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Postal address: Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, ANU, GPO Box 4, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia.


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On leave from the Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.



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