MODULE
F:
SIMULATION
TRUE/FALSE
1.
Simulation has numerous applications in modern business, but few of these are in the area of
operations.
False (Introduction, easy)
2.
All forms of simulation are based on probability or chance.
False (Introduction, easy)
3.
The idea behind simulation is threefold: (1) to imitate a realworld situation mathematically, (2) then to
study its properties and operating characteristics, and (3) finally to draw conclusions and make action
decisions based on the results of the simulation.
True (What is simulation?, easy)
4.
Simulation is usually capable of producing a more appropriate answer to a complex problem than can be
obtained from a mathematical model.
True (What is simulation? moderate)
5.
Virtually all largescale simulations take place on computers, but small simulations can be
conducted by hand.
True (What is simulation? easy) {AACSB: Use of IT}
6.
One effective use of simulation is to study problems for which the mathematical models of
operations management are not realistic enough.
True (Advantages and disadvantages of simulation, moderate)
7.
Simulation allows managers to test the effects of major policy decisions on reallife systems without
disturbing the real system.
True (Advantages and disadvantages of simulation, moderate)
8.
Simulation provides optimal solutions to problems.
False (Advantages and disadvantages of simulation, moderate)
9.
Like mathematical and analytical models, simulation is restricted to using the standard probability
distributions.
False (Advantages and disadvantages of simulation, moderate)
10.
Simulation models are inexpensive to design and use.
False (Advantages and disadvantages of simulation, moderate)
11.
Simulation models, because they are based on the generation of random numbers, fail to give the same
solution in repeated use to any particular problem.
True (Advantages and disadvantages of simulation, moderate)
12.
By starting random number intervals at 01, not 00, the top of each range is the cumulative
probability.
True (Monte Carlo simulation, moderate)
13.
A simulation model is designed to arrive at a single specific numerical answer to a given problem.
False (Advantages and disadvantages of simulation, moderate)
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A simulation is "Monte Carlo" when the elements of a system being simulated exhibit chance in their
behavior.
True (Monte Carlo simulation, moderate)
15.
Random number intervals are based on cumulative probability distributions.
True (Monte Carlo simulation, moderate)
16.
Simulation is the attempt to duplicate the features, appearance, and characteristics of a real system, usually
via a computerized model.
True (What is simulation?, easy)
17.
Results of simulation experiments with large numbers of trials or long experimental runs will
generally be better than those with fewer trials or shorter experimental runs.
True (Monte Carlo simulation, moderate)
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 Spring '09
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 Management, Cumulative distribution function, Computer simulation

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