An introductory text is preferable. Topics relevant (not a deal-breaker if not covered): Poisson process, Markov chains, renewal theory, models for queuing, and reliability. Also, in the future I'd like to dabble in stochastic calculus, but my background in measure theory is non-existent. I've heard measure theory is a necessity for stochastic calc., so what are some good sources to build a relevant background in measure theory needed for stochastic calc.? Thanks for any feedback. Edit: After posting this I've realized there is a section solely for learning materials. Mod. please move if post is in wrong section.