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Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications

Modelling and Simulation

Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

Authors: Birta, Louis G., Arbez, Gilbert

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  • Fully updated and expanded new edition
  • The only textbook to give a balanced and integrated presentation of modelling and simulation activity for both discrete-event dynamic systems and continuous-time dynamic systems
  • Contains numerous examples, algorithms, exercises and projects, in addition to a series of primers in the appendices, and teaching support material at an associated website
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About this Textbook

This hands-on textbook/reference presents an introduction to the fundamental aspects of modelling and simulation, both for those wishing to learn about this methodology and also for those who have a need to apply it in their work. The text is supported by illustrative examples, drawn from projects formulated within the domains of discrete-event dynamic systems (DEDS) and continuous-time dynamic systems (CTDS).

This updated new edition has been enhanced with new illustrative case studies, and additional examples demonstrating some new features and the effectiveness of the ABCmod conceptual modelling framework.  Changes that facilitate the development of simulation models with ABSmod/J are illustrated.  New material includes a presentation of the experimentation strategy called “design of experiments” and three new chapters that explore the optimization-simulation interface.

Topics and features: presents a goal-based and project-oriented perspective of  modelling and simulation; describes the ABCmod framework, an activity-based conceptual modelling framework for DEDS; examines the simulation-optimization interface in both the CTDS and DEDS domains; provides  numerous illustrative examples, case studies  and useful algorithms, as well as  exercises and projects at the end of most chapters; includes appendices on probability and statistics, the GPSS programming environment, and relevant MATLAB features; provides supplementary software and teaching support material at an associated website, including lecture slides and a methodology for organizing student projects.

Serving as an essential guide to the foundations of modelling and simulation, this practical primer is ideal for senior undergraduate and junior graduate-level students. Also suitable for self-study, the book will be of great benefit to professionals seeking insight into the vast potential of this rapidly evolving problem-solving paradigm.

About the authors

Louis G. Birta is Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Gilbert Arbez is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18869-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18868-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modelling and Simulation
Book Subtitle
Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour
Authors
Series Title
Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18869-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18869-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18868-9
Series ISSN
2195-2817
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 551
Number of Illustrations
298 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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