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Using Simulations CS1316: Representing Structure and Behavior
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Background Types of Simulation “Real-Time” Simulations represent the motion of a system by representing its dynamic equations of motion. Flight Simulators are good examples of real-time simulation Behavioral Simulations represent behavior over time without necessarily modeling the dynamics of objects Wolves chasing deer is a good example. Discrete Simulations are driven by events rather than explicit time. Factory floor simulations are a good example Cellular Automata – propagating “life” All simulations are approximations of reality
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Contrasting the Simulation Types All simulation types must have a view of the systems showing its status. The distinction between them is how the model uses the clock: Real-Time Simulations compute the positions of the object(s) from dynamic equations of motion using integration Behavioral Simulations use tools like random generators to indicate motion without having to integrate differential equations. Discrete Simulations are even more indirect – they use the clock only as a driver for a statistical process that decides when events occur. Cellular Automata process the rules governing life development for every cell every clock tick.
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Simulation Components Conceptually, there are three components to any simulation. Model – the software that defines the behavior of all elements of the system. View
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2010 for the course CS 1316 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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