Chapter 19 - Chapter 19 Simulations Motivation Some...

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Chapter 19 Simulations
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Motivation Some probabilities are tougher to model using mathematical reasoning. We may wish to verify a probability model even if it can be reasoned. Example – we wish to design a toll plaza for a tunnel. But we don’t know How many booths should we have? What happens if we allow credit card payment? What happens during rush hour? Solution Simulate random behavior of drivers.
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Outline Where do probabilities come from Simulation basics Elaborate simulations
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Where Do Probabilities Come From
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Probability Recall that the probability of a random phenomenon occurring is interpreted as the expected proportion of times that the phenomenon will occur out of the total in the long run. Once we have a probability model, we can get a better idea of how it applies to the real world before we apply it to the real world by running a simulation.
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Running simulations force us to understand probability and random behavior. Even if we are confident in our probability model we should still check it. Some events are complex. Simulations can allow us to calculate
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course STAT 110 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at South Carolina.

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