Modeling and Simulation
Simulationverybroadtermmethodsandapplicationstoimitateor
mimicrealsystems,usuallyviacomputer
Applies in many fields, industries
Very popular, powerful
Book covers simulation in general,Arenasimulationsoftwarein
particular
This chap

Modeling and Simulation
Individual operations (arrivals, service times) will occur exactly as
in reality
Movements, changes occur at right times, in right order
Different pieces interact
Install observers to get output performance measures
Concrete,

Modeling and Simulation
Queues
Place for entities to wait when they cant move on (maybe since
resource they want to seize is not available)
Have names, often tied to a corresponding resource
Can have a finite capacity to model limited space have to
mo

Modeling and Simulation
Flexibility to model things as they are (even if messy and complicated)
Allows uncertainty, nonstationarity in modeling
The only thing thats for sure: nothing is for sure
Danger of ignoring system variability
Model validity
Advance

Modeling and Simulation
Methods for studying wide variety of models of systems
Numerically evaluate on computer
Use software to imitate systems operations, characteristics,oftenover
time
Can use to study simple models, but should not useifan
analyticalsol

Modeling and Simulation
This course introduces the fundamentals of modelingand
simulation,withafocusondiscretesimulation.
It emphasizes advantages and limitations of variousmodeling
techniquesfordifferentapplications.
It introduces probability distributio

Modeling and Simulation
Modelsetofassumptions/approximationsabouthowsystem
works
Study model instead of real system usually much easier,
faster,cheaper,safer
Can try wide-ranging ideas with model
Make your mistakes on the computer where they dontcount,
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