Simulation

The Practice of Model Development and Use

by Stewart Robinson

Table of contents

  • Preface
  1. Defining Simulation: What, Why and When?
  2. Inside Simulation Software
  3. Software for Simulation
  4. Simulation Studies: An Overview
  5. Conceptual Modelling
  6. Developing the Conceptual Model
  7. Data Collection and Analysis
  8. Model Coding
  9. Experimentation: Obtaining Accurate Results
  10. Experimentation: Searching the Solution Space
  11. Implementation
  12. Verification, Validation and Confidence
  13. The Practice of Simulation
  • Appendix 1 - Simple Queue Model
  • Appendix 2 - Wardeon Cinema
  • Appendix 3 - Panorama Televisions
  • Appendix 4 - Methods of Reporting Simulation Results
  • Appendix 5 - Statistical Distributions
  • Appendix 6 - Critical Values for the Chi-Square Test
  • Appendix 7 - Critical Values for the Student's t-Distribution
  • Index