Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Node

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_673
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(1) A simple queueing subsystem in a queueing network consisting of a server center with one or more servers, a queueing capacity infinite or finite, and a queue discipline. (2) An element of a graph or network, pairs of which are connected by arcs or edges. Nodes are sometimes referred to as points or vertices.  Graph theory; Network optimization. (3) Shown graphically in a project network plan as a circle depicting the beginning or end of an activity. A node represents an instantaneous point in time at the junction of arrows. Network planning.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA