Erlang Congestion Formula

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Erlang Congestion Formula

 

a formula of queuing theory that expresses the stationary probability of failure for systems with losses. It was obtained by the Danish engineer A. K. Erlang in the 1920’s in the solution of problems associated with the overloading of telephone lines.

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