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Southworth Planetarium Science Lecture Series 2015

NEXT SCIENCE LECTURE: "Waiting in Lines"
Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Muhammad El-Taha
Presenter: Dr. Muhammad El-Taha
USM Mathematics Department

Waiting in Lines

 Waiting in lines (in a queue) at a check-out in a supermarket or at a traffic signal is a frustrating experience to many of us.   In addition, the social and economic implications are enormous.  Dick Larson of MIT speculates that thirty-seven billion hours per year are spent standing in lines in the United States alone.    Queueing theory is a discipline that is devoted to the study of this congestion phenomenon. Its applications also include Internet traffic and Web-server designs, among others. This non-mathematical talk is directed towards undergraduate students and general audience. Only a background in high school mathematics is needed to enjoy the talk.

Admission by donation. 

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