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Modelling and Simulation

Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

Birta, Louis G., Arbez, Gilbert

2nd ed. 2013, XVIII, 437 p. 188 illus., 4 illus. in color.

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  • Fully updated and expanded new edition
  • The only textbook to give a balanced and integrated presentation of modelling and simulation activity for both discrete-event dynamic systems and continuous-time dynamic systems
  • Contains numerous examples, algorithms, exercises and projects, in addition to a series of primers in the appendices, and teaching support material at an associated website

Modelling and simulation provides invaluable support for the design and evaluation of dynamic systems, offering multi-faceted tools that are unconstrained by discipline boundaries.

This fully updated and expanded new edition of Modelling and Simulation presents a practical introduction to the fundamental aspects of modelling and simulation. It provides the necessary foundations both for those wishing to learn about this methodology and also for those who have a need to apply it in their work. Illustrative examples are drawn from projects formulated within the domains of both discrete-event dynamic systems and continuous-time dynamic systems.

Topics and features:

  • Presents a project-oriented (i.e., goal-based) perspective on modelling and simulation
  • Describes an updated novel activity based conceptual modelling framework (the ABCmod framework) for discrete-event dynamic systems
  • Includes a new chapter that presents a novel world view, the Activity-Object world view, which eases the translation of a conceptual model specification in the ABCmod framework into a simulation program
  • Contains numerous illustrative examples and useful algorithms, in addition to exercises and projects at the end of most chapters
  • Includes a primer on probability, a concise guide to the GPSS programming environment and an overview of relevant MATLAB features in the appendices
  • Provides supplementary software and teaching support material at an associated website, including lecture slides and a methodology for organizing student projects

Students at the senior undergraduate or junior graduate level will find this hands-on textbook/reference to be an essential guide to the fundamentals of modelling and simulation. It is also ideally suited for self-study by professionals seeking insight into the vast potential of this rapidly evolving problem-solving paradigm.

Content Level » Graduate

Related subjects » Computational Intelligence and Complexity - Computational Science & Engineering - Economics - Image Processing - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Part I: Fundamentals


The Modelling and Simulation Process

Part II: DEDS Modelling and Simulation

DEDS Stochastic Behaviour and Modelling

A Conceptual Modelling Framework for DEDS

DEDS Simulation Model Development

The Activity-Object World View for DEDS

Experimentation and Output Analysis

Part III: CTDS Modelling and Simulation

Modelling of Continuous Time Dynamic Systems

Simulation with CTDS Models


Probability Primer

GPSS Primer


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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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