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Completing a Task with Interruptions Hlynka, Myron


Assume that the time to complete a task without interruption is T. Assume interruptions occur according to a Poisson process with rate lambda. If a process is interrupted, it must begin again. Let W be the total time to completion. We find the Laplace transform of W. One application is a solution of the classic problem of the time to cross a one way street assuming Poisson traffic.

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