Über den Autor
Louis G. Birta is Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa School of Information Technology and Engineering, and Co-Associate Director of the McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences.
Gilbert Arbez is a Teaching Associate in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Part I: Fundamentals
The Modelling and Simulation Process
Part II: DEDS Modelling and Simulation
DEDS Stochastic Behaviour and Modelling
A Conceptual Modelling Framework for DEDS
DEDS Simulation Model Development
The Activity-Object World View for DEDS
Experimentation and Output Analysis
Part III: CTDS Modelling and Simulation
Modelling of Continuous Time Dynamic Systems
Simulation with CTDS Models
This textbook presents a practical introduction to the fundamental aspects of modelling and simulation. It provides the necessary foundations both for those wishing to learn about this methodology and also for those who have a need to apply it in their work. Illustrative examples are drawn from projects formulated within the domains of both DEDS and CTDS. Features: presents a project-oriented perspective; describes an activity-based conceptual modelling framework (ABCmod) for DEDS; includes a new chapter that presents a novel world view, the Activity-Object world view, which eases the translation of a conceptual model specification in the ABCmod framework into a simulation program; contains numerous illustrative examples, useful algorithms, exercises and projects; includes a primer on probability, a concise guide to the GPSS programming environment and an overview of relevant MATLAB features in the appendices; provides supplementary software and teaching support material at an associated website.
Fully updated and expanded new edition
The only textbook to give a balanced and integrated presentation of modelling and simulation activity for both discrete-event dynamic systems and continuous-time dynamic systems
Contains numerous examples, algorithms, exercises and projects, in addition to a series of primers in the appendices, and teaching support material at an associated website