Bounds and asymptotics for the rate of convergence of birth-death processes

Erik A. van Doorn, A.I. Zeifman, T.L. Panfilova

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    We survey a method initiated by one of us in the 1990's for finding bounds and representations for the rate of convergence of a birth-death process. We also present new results obtained by this method for some specific birth-death processes related to mean-field models and to the $M/M/N/N+R$ service system. The new findings pertain to the asymptotic behaviour of the rate of convergence as the number of states tends to infinity.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1137/S0040585X97984097
    Pages (from-to)97-113
    Number of pages22
    JournalTheory of probability and its applications
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • EWI-17628
    • IR-70170
    • MSC-60J80
    • MSC-60J27

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