7. Two-Pole Networks

  1. Igor Ushakov

Published Online: 7 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118370742.ch7

Probabilistic Reliability Models

Probabilistic Reliability Models

How to Cite

Ushakov, I. (2012) Two-Pole Networks, in Probabilistic Reliability Models, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118370742.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118341834

Online ISBN: 9781118370742



  • two-pole network connectedness;
  • series, parallel, mixtures of series/parallel connections;
  • Boolean function decomposition and parallel-series structure;
  • transformation of bridge, series-parallel/parallel-series;
  • Litvak–Ushakov bound construction on monotonicity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Comments

  • Method of Boolean Function Decomposition

  • Method of Paths and Cuts

  • Brief Historical Overview and Related Sources