Besides providing an excellent coverage of fundamental concepts and applications, the author uses simulation programming languages and covers also socio-economic problems. He introduces students to topics and techniques of system simulation and covers both continuous and discrete simulation.The book's illustrative problems come from a wide diversity of realistic situations in engineering, economics, business, medicine, biology, and socio-economics. Basic concepts of statistics and probability theory are reviewed in detail, and techniques for analyzing system simulation results are presented.
Table of Contents
Preface. System Models. System Studies. System Simulation. Continuous System Simulation. System Dynamics. Probability Concepts in Simulation. Arrival Patterns and Service Times. Discrete System Simulation. Introduction to GPSS. GPSS Examples. Introduction to SIMSCRIPT. Management of Sets in SIMSCRIPT. Simulation Programming Techniques. Analysis of Simulation Output. Index.