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Modelling and Simulation

Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

By Louis G. Birta , Gilbert Arbez

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This book provides a balanced presentation of modelling and simulation activity for both Discrete Event Dynamic Systems and Continuous Time Dynamic Systems. The authors establish a clear distinction between the activity of modelling and that of simulation, maintaining this distinction throughout.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8462-8621-6
  • 476 Pages
  • User Level: Students
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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This book provides the reader with a balanced & integrated presentation of the modelling & simulation activity for both Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (DEDS) & Continuous Time Dynamic Systems (CTDS). Unconstrained by discipline boundaries, this book presents the fundamentals necessary to understand the many important facets of the modeling & simulation methodology. For example, a novel project-oriented approach clearly reveals the dependency of model structure & granularity on project goals.Written for students taking a first course in modelling & simulation at either the senior undergraduate & junior graduate levels, this interdisciplinary presentation provides an essential foundation on the topic. It is also ideally suited for self-study by professionals & others who require insight into the features & potential of this rapidly evolving problem solving paradigm.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Fundamentals.
  2. Introduction.
  3. The Modelling and Simulation Process.
  4. DEDS Modelling and Simulation.
  5. DEDS Stochastic Behaviour and Data Modelling.
  6. A Conceptual Modelling Framework for DEDS.
  7. DEDS simulation Model Development.
  8. Experimentation and Output Analysis.
  9. CTDS Modelling and Simulation.
  10. Modelling of Continuous Time Dynamic Systems.
  11. Simulation with CTDS Models.
  12. Optimization.
  13. A1 Probability Primer.
  14. A2 GPSS Primer.
  15. A3 Open Desire Primer.

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