Simulation Modeling and Analysis

Simulation Modeling and Analysis

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The goal of the fourth edition of Simulation Modeling and Analysis remains the same as for the first three editions: To give a comprehensive and state-of-the-art treatment of all the important aspects of a simulation study, including modeling, simulation software, model verification and validation, input modeling, random-number generators, generating random variates and processes, statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments, and to highlight major application areas such as manufacturing. The book strives to motivate intuition about simulation and modeling, as well as to present them in a technically correct yet clear manner. There are many examples and problems throughout, as well as extensive references to the simulation and related literature for further study.The book can serve as the primary text for a variety of courses; for example:- A first course in simulation at the junior, senior, or beginning-graduate-student level in engineering, manufacturing, business, or computer science (Chaps. 1 through 4, and parts of Chaps. 5 through 9). At the end of such a course, the students will be prepared to carry out complete and effective simulation studies, and to take advanced simulation courses.- A second course in simulation for graduate students in any of the above disciplines (most of Chaps. 5 through 12). After completing this course, the student should be familiar with the more advanced methodological issues involved in a simulation study, and should be prepared to understand and conduct simulation research.- An introduction to simulation as part of a general course in operations research or management science (part of Chaps. 1, 3, 5, 6, and 9).This authoritative, comprehensive, and thoroughly up-to-date guide addresses all the important aspects of a simulation study, including modeling, simulation languages, validation, input probability distribution, and analysis of simulation ...

Title:Simulation Modeling and Analysis
Author:Averill M. Law
Publisher:McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics - 2007


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