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Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications

Computer Simulation Validation

Fundamental Concepts, Methodological Frameworks, and Philosophical Perspectives

Editors: Beisbart, Claus, Saam, Nicole J. (Eds.)

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  • Introduces the most important ideas, techniques and strategies of validation
  • Presents an interdisciplinary approach, considering simulations from both natural and social sciences
  • Includes philosophical reflection on the validation of computer simulation
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About this book

This unique volume introduces and discusses the methods of validating computer simulations in scientific research. The core concepts, strategies, and techniques of validation are explained by an international team of pre-eminent authorities, drawing on expertise from various fields ranging from engineering and the physical sciences to the social sciences and history. The work also offers new and original philosophical perspectives on the validation of simulations.

Topics and features: introduces the fundamental concepts and principles related to the validation of computer simulations, and examines philosophical frameworks for thinking about validation; provides an overview of the various strategies and techniques available for validating simulations, as well as the preparatory steps that have to be taken prior to validation; describes commonly used reference points and mathematical frameworks applicable to simulation validation; reviews the legal prescriptions, and the administrative and procedural activities related to simulation validation; presents examples of best practice that demonstrate how methods of validation are applied in various disciplines and with different types of simulation models; covers important practical challenges faced by simulation scientists when applying validation methods and techniques; offers a selection of general philosophical reflections that explore the significance of validation from a broader perspective.

This truly interdisciplinary handbook will appeal to a broad audience, from professional scientists spanning all natural and social sciences, to young scholars new to research with computer simulations. Philosophers of science, and methodologists seeking to increase their understanding of simulation validation, will also find much to benefit from in the text.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Dr. Claus Beisbart is Professor for Philosophy of Science (Extraordinarius) in the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Prof. Dr. Nicole J. Saam is Professor for Sociology (Chair) in the Institute of Sociology at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

Table of contents (43 chapters)
  • Introduction: Computer Simulation Validation

    Pages 1-31

    Beisbart, Claus (et al.)

  • What is Validation of Computer Simulations? Toward a Clarification of the Concept of Validation and of Related Notions

    Pages 35-67

    Beisbart, Claus

  • Simulation Accuracy, Uncertainty, and Predictive Capability: A Physical Sciences Perspective

    Pages 69-97

    Oberkampf, William L.

  • Verification and Validation Principles from a Systems Perspective

    Pages 99-118

    Murray-Smith, David J.

  • Errors and Uncertainties: Their Sources and Treatment

    Pages 119-141

    Roy, Christopher J.

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eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70766-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70765-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Simulation Validation
Book Subtitle
Fundamental Concepts, Methodological Frameworks, and Philosophical Perspectives
Editors
  • Claus Beisbart
  • Nicole J. Saam
Series Title
Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70766-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70766-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70765-5
Series ISSN
2195-2817
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 1074
Number of Illustrations
47 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
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