Computer Simulation in Management Science / Edition 4

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Mike Pidd updates this new edition to focus more attention on system dynamics as a result of increasing interest in this area. Other revisions include an increase in the number of exercises at the end of each chapter, an expansion of the area of the book covering visual interactive modeling systems, strengthening of statistical aspects of the text, and a general overhaul of the original material to bring the references and general tone up to date.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471979319
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Pidd is Professor of Management Science in theManagement Science Department of Lancaster University ManagementSchool. He is author of Tools for Thinking: Modelling inManagement Science, now in its second edition, and editor ofSystems Modelling: Theory and Practice - both published byJohn Wiley & Sons. He is a consultant to businesses and thepublic sector, a former President of the Operational ResearchSociety and is a Research Fellow in the UK's Advanced Institute forManagement Research.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Pt. I Fundamentals of Computer Simulation in Management Science 1
1 The computer simulation approach 3
2 A variety of modelling approaches 11
3 Computer simulation in practice 25
Pt. II Discrete Event Simulation 41
4 Discrete event modelling 43
5 The three-phase approach 61
6 Event, activity and process-based approaches to discrete simulation 77
7 Writing a three-phase simulation program 91
8 Visual interactive simulation and modelling 107
9 Selecting discrete simulation software 123
10 Model testing and validation 153
11 Sampling methods 167
12 Planning and analysis of discrete simulation output 197
Pt. III System Dynamics 223
13 Modelling feedback systems 225
14 System dynamics modelling and simulation 237
15 System dynamics in practice 253
Reference 270
Author index 271
Subject index 273
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