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Analytical Methods for Network Congestion Control

Low, Steven H. (2017) Analytical Methods for Network Congestion Control. Synthesis lectures on communication networks. No.18. Morgan & Claypool , San Rafael, CA, pp. 1-213. ISBN 9781627055994.

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The congestion control mechanism has been responsible for maintaining stability as the Internet scaled up by many orders of magnitude in size, speed, traffic volume, coverage, and complexity over the last three decades. In this book, we develop a coherent theory of congestion control from the ground up to help understand and design these algorithms. We model network traffic as fluids that flow from sources to destinations and model congestion control algorithms as feedback dynamical systems. We show that the model is well defined. We characterize its equilibrium points and prove their stability. We will use several real protocols for illustration but the emphasis will be on various mathematical techniques for algorithm analysis.

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Additional Information:© 2017 Morgan & Claypool Publishers.
Series Name:Synthesis lectures on communication networks
Issue or Number:18
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Official Citation:Analytical Methods for Network Congestion Control Steven H. Low Synthesis Lectures on Communication Networks, July 2017, Vol. 10, No. 1 , Pages 1-213 (
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Deposited On:16 Aug 2017 18:20
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