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Introduction to  Computer Simulation Theresa M. Roeder Spring 2012
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2 What is Computer Simulation? “…a set of numerical and programming  techniques for representing stochastic models  and conducting sampling experiments on those  models using a digital computer.” 1 1 Seila et al., 2003  Applied Simulation Modeling
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Deterministic vs. Stochastic Models Ø Deterministic models Ø Stochastic (probabilistic) models 3
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4 Advantages of Simulation
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5 Disadvantages of Simulation
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6 Types of Simulations Ø Gaming simulations  video games, interactive training programs run in real-time Ø Static simulations Time does not play a significant role “Monte Carlo” simulation Repeated sampling of system to obtain estimates
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Types of Simulations (cont’d) Ø Dynamic simulations Most common type of simulation System changes over time Continuous simulations: system is constantly  changing, most common in physical sciences
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course DS 408 taught by Professor Theresam.roeder during the Spring '12 term at S.F. State.

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