Modern Simulation and Modeling / Edition 1

Modern Simulation and Modeling / Edition 1

by Reuven Y. Rubinstein, Benjamin Melamed, Alexander Shapiro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471170771

ISBN-13: 9780471170778

Pub. Date: 03/09/1998

Publisher: Wiley

A step-by-step guide for today's modeling and simulation practices

This new guide for modeling and simulation of discrete-event systems (DES) demonstrates why simulation is fast becoming the method of choice for the evaluation of system performance in science, engineering, and management. The book begins with the basics of conventional simulation, then proceeds

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A step-by-step guide for today's modeling and simulation practices

This new guide for modeling and simulation of discrete-event systems (DES) demonstrates why simulation is fast becoming the method of choice for the evaluation of system performance in science, engineering, and management. The book begins with the basics of conventional simulation, then proceeds to modern simulation-treating sensitivity analysis and optimization in a wide range of systems that exhibit complex interaction of discrete events. These include communications networks, flexible manufacturing systems, PERT (project evaluation and review techniques) networks, queueing systems, and more.

Less focused on theory than on presenting a clear approach to practical applications, Modern Simulation and Modeling:
* Emphasizes concepts rather than mathematical completeness
* Integrates references and explanations of complex topics into the body of the text
* Provides an innovative chapter on rare-event probability estimation
* Describes the implementation of the score function (SF) method using the NSO simulation package
* Features 40 illustrations and numerous algorithms
* Offers extensive, end-of-chapter exercise sets
* Includes chapter bibliographies for further reading

Modern Simulation and Modeling is an essential text for graduate students of DES and stochastic processes and for undergraduate students in simulation. It is also an excellent reference for professionals in statistics and probability, mathematics, and management science.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471170778
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/09/1998
Series:
Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics Series, #325
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

CONVENTIONAL SIMULATION.

Systems, Models, and Simulation.

Random Numbers, Variates, and Stochastic Process Generation.

Output Analysis of Discrete-Event Systems via Simulation.

Variance Reduction Techniques.

MODERN SIMULATION.

Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Discrete-Event Static Systems (DESS).

Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Discrete-Event Dynamic Systems: Distributed Parameters.

Sensitivity of Analysis of Discrete-Event Dynamic Systems: Structural Parameters.

Response Surface Methodology via the Score Function Method.

Estimating Rare-Event Probabilities and Related Optimization Issues.

Index.

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