Interactive Dynamic-System Simulation, Second Edition / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
A hands-on tutorial, covering interactive simulation of dynamical systems such as aerospace vehicles, power plants, chemical processes, control systems, and physiological systems. In practice, simulation experiments are employed for iterative decision-making, whereby programs are run, modified, and run again and again. It is very important to emphasize interactive simulation programming. To this end, the user-friendly Microsoft Windows 95 interface is combined with the DESIRE (Direct Executing Simulation) language.
The first chapter introduces dynamical system models and the principles of differential-equation-solving problems. The following chapters provide a tutorial on effective simulation programming, with examples from physics, aerospace, engineering, population dynamics, and physiology. The remaining chapters provide more detailed programming know-how.
About the Author
Since 1983, Granino A. Korn has been a full-time software developer and consultant at his company G.A. and T.M. Korn Industrial Consultants. From 19571983, he was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arizona, where he directed the Computer Engineering Research Laboratory. Dr. Korn has authored numerous books and papers over the years. He is a member of Sigma Xi and EUROSIM, a life member of the Society for Computer Simulation, and a fellow of the IEEE. He earned his M.A. from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in physics from Brown University.
Table of Contents
1. Computer Simulation of Dynamic Systems 2. Examples of Complete Simulation Programs 3. Simulation Runs and DYNAMIC Program Segments 4. Models with Vector / Matrix Operations 5. Function Generation and Submodels 6. More Advanced Simulation Programs 7. General-Purpose Scientific Computation