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Introduction to Discrete Event Systems.

Cassandras, Christos G.; Lafortune, Stéphane

Kluwer Academic Publishers, 848 pages, September 1999. ISBN 0-7923-8609-4.

Abstract: This book is intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the field of discrete event systems, emphasizing breadth of coverage and accessibility of the material to readers with possibly different backgrounds. Its key feature is the emphasis placed on a unified modeling framework that transcends specific application areas and allows linking of the following topics in a coherent manner: language and automata theory, supervisory control, Petri net theory, (max,+) algebra, Markov chains and queuing theory, discrete-event simulation, perturbation analysis, and concurrent estimation techniques.

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