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Computer Simulation and Computer Algebra

Computer Simulation and Computer Algebra

Lectures for Beginners

  • Author: D. Stauffer,Friedrich W. Hehl,Volker Winkelmann,John G. Zabolitzky
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642971741
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 155
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The chapter on statistical-physics simulations has been enlarged, mainly by a dis cussion of multispin coding techniques for the Ising model (bit-by-bit parallel oper ations). In the chapter about Reduce, some details of the presentation have been cor rected or clarified. The new operator MATEIGEN for the computation of eigenvec tors of matrices is explained. The first chapter and the appendix remain unchanged. Needless to say, the field of computational science is advancing so quickly, for ex ample with the development of parallel, as opposed to vectorized, algorithms, that it will not be too long before a further edition is called for. Cologne, March 1989 The authors Preface to the First Edition Computers play an increasingly important role in many of today's activities, and correspondingly physicists find employment after graduation in computer related jobs, often quite remote from their physics education. The present lectures, on the other hand, emphasize how we can use computers for the purposes of fundamental research in physics. Thus we do not deal with programs designed for newspapers, banks, or travel agencies, i.e., word processing and storage of large amounts of data.

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

  • Author: Edward A. Bender
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486137120
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 272
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Accessible text features over 100 reality-based examples pulled from the science, engineering, and operations research fields. Prerequisites: ordinary differential equations, continuous probability. Numerous references. Includes 27 black-and-white figures. 1978 edition.

The Design and Use of Simulation Computer Games in Education

The Design and Use of Simulation Computer Games in Education

  • Author: Brett E. Shelton,David A. Wiley
  • Publisher: Sense Pub
  • ISBN: 9789087901561
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 316
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A series of well argued but surprisingly entertaining articles go far to set the very foundations ofthe field of digital game based learning. This book is absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in games and learning and will be for years to come. James Paul Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies, Arizona State University Learning from serious games generates emotional discussions about the feasibility of games as effective learning devices. It is refreshing that the authors are committed to taking an empirical approach to the study of games and education - one of research and grounded theory, rather than advocacy. This volume in an important step in beginning to move beyond hype to a more firm foundation for the use of serious games. M. David Merrill, Instructional Effectiveness Consultant, Visiting Professor Florida State University This volume shows that serious inquiry into serious games is a real and valid pursuit. The book conveys that what we can gather about how people learn within computer-based games, and using games, contributes to how we go about designing new educational games, and using games in more formal learning environments. It offers a convergence of thoughts, perspectives, and ideals...that may not always agree, but lays all the cards on the table. It's very useful to get all these perspectives in one place. The authors further substantiate that research into this emerging area is one of promise and one that yields important results--providing impact across industry and academia. Clark Aldrich, Author of Simulations and the Future of Learning and Learning by Doing.

An Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling

An Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling

Modeling Natural, Social, and Engineered Complex Systems with NetLogo

  • Author: Uri Wilensky,William Rand
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262731894
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 504
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A comprehensive and hands-on introduction to the core concepts, methods, and applications of agent-based modeling, including detailed NetLogo examples.

Digital Simulations for Improving Education: Learning Through Artificial Teaching Environments

Digital Simulations for Improving Education: Learning Through Artificial Teaching Environments

Learning Through Artificial Teaching Environments

  • Author: Gibson, David
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1605663239
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 540
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Contains research and current trends used in digital simulations of teaching, surveying the uses of games and simulations in teacher education.

Design of Agent-Based Models

Design of Agent-Based Models

  • Author: Tomáš Šalamon
  • Publisher: Tomáš Bruckner
  • ISBN: 8090466117
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 220
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Although there are plenty of publications dealing with the theory of multi-agent systems and agent-based simulations, information about the practical development of such systems is scarce. The aim of this book is to fill this empty space and to provide knowledge about design and development of agent-based simulations in an easy and comprehensible way. The book begins with the fundamentals of multi-agent systems, agent principles and their interaction, and goes on to discuss the philosophy of agent-based programming. Agent-based models - like any other scientific method - have drawbacks and limitations, which are presented in the book as well. The main portion of the text is then devoted to a description of methodology and best practices for the design and development of agent-based simulation software. The methodology (called Agentology) guides the reader through the entire development process, from the formal definition of the problem, through conceptual modeling and the selection of the particular development platform, to the programming and debugging of the code itself and the final assessment of the model. The visual language as the means of representation of the conceptual model is included. The reader is also presented with a comparison of present multi-agent development environments and tools, which could be helpful for the selection of appropriate development instruments. Given that the theoretical foundation is presented in an accessible way and supported by many practical examples, figures, schemes and source codes, this publication is especially suitable as a textbook for introductory graduate-level courses on multi-agent systems and agent-based modeling. Besides appealing to students and the scientific community, the monograph can aid software architects and developers who are not familiar with agent principles, conveying valuable insights into this distinct computer paradigm.

Computer Simulation and Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Biophysics

Computer Simulation and Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Biophysics

An Introduction Using R

  • Author: Victor Bloomfield
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1441900837
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 321
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This book provides an introduction to two important aspects of modern bioch- istry, molecular biology, and biophysics: computer simulation and data analysis. My aim is to introduce the tools that will enable students to learn and use some f- damental methods to construct quantitative models of biological mechanisms, both deterministicandwithsomeelementsofrandomness;tolearnhowconceptsofpr- ability can help to understand important features of DNA sequences; and to apply a useful set of statistical methods to analysis of experimental data. The availability of very capable but inexpensive personal computers and software makes it possible to do such work at a much higher level, but in a much easier way, than ever before. TheExecutiveSummaryofthein?uential2003reportfromtheNationalAcademy of Sciences, “BIO 2010: Transforming Undergraduate Education for Future - search Biologists” [12], begins The interplay of the recombinant DNA, instrumentation, and digital revolutions has p- foundly transformed biological research. The con?uence of these three innovations has led to important discoveries, such as the mapping of the human genome. How biologists design, perform, and analyze experiments is changing swiftly. Biological concepts and models are becoming more quantitative, and biological research has become critically dependent on concepts and methods drawn from other scienti?c disciplines. The connections between the biological sciences and the physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science are rapidly becoming deeper and more extensive.

Current Issues in Computer Simulation

Current Issues in Computer Simulation

  • Author: Nabil R. Adam,Ali Dogramaci
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 1483258033
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 312
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Current Issues in Computer Simulation is a collection of papers dealing with computer simulation languages, statistical aspects of simulation, linkage with optimization and analytical models, as well as theory and application of simulation methodology. Some papers explain the General Purpose Simulation System (GPSS), a programming package incorporating a language to simulate discrete systems; and the SIMSCRIPT, a general-purpose simulation language using English commands, for example, FORTRAN. Another simulation language is the General Activity Simulation Program (GASP), providing for an organizational structure to build models to simulate the dynamic performance of systems on a digital computer. Other papers discuss simulation models of real systems, including corporate simulation models, multistage consumer choice process, determination of maximum occupancy for hospital facilities, and the juvenile court system. Many computer simulations are statistical sampling experiments performed on a model of the system under investigation. Other papers discuss some of the variables involved in the statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments such as variance reduction techniques, generation of random variates, and experimental layout. For example, one application simulates inventory systems when many items are stocked in various locations. The collection is suitable for programmers, computer engineers, businessmen, hospital administrators, schools officials, and depositories of huge volumes of information or data.

A Digital Computer Based Simulation Procedure for Multiple Degree of Freedom Mechanical Systems with Geometric Constraints

A Digital Computer Based Simulation Procedure for Multiple Degree of Freedom Mechanical Systems with Geometric Constraints

  • Author: Pradip Natverlal Sheth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Links and link-motion
  • Page: 1056
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The Practical OPNET User Guide for Computer Network Simulation

The Practical OPNET User Guide for Computer Network Simulation

  • Author: Adarshpal S. Sethi,Vasil Y. Hnatyshin
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439812055
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 527
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One of the first books to provide a comprehensive description of OPNET® IT Guru and Modeler software, The Practical OPNET® User Guide for Computer Network Simulation explains how to use this software for simulating and modeling computer networks. The included laboratory projects help readers learn different aspects of the software in a hands-on way. Quickly Locate Instructions for Performing a Task The book begins with a systematic introduction to the basic features of OPNET, which are necessary for performing any network simulation. The remainder of the text describes how to work with various protocol layers using a top-down approach. Every chapter explains the relevant OPNET features and includes step-by-step instructions on how to use the features during a network simulation. Gain a Better Understanding of the "Whats" and "Whys" of the Simulations Each laboratory project in the back of the book presents a complete simulation and reflects the same progression of topics found in the main text. The projects describe the overall goals of the experiment, discuss the general network topology, and give a high-level description of the system configuration required to complete the simulation. Discover the Complex Functionality Available in OPNET By providing an in-depth look at the rich features of OPNET software, this guide is an invaluable reference for IT professionals and researchers who need to create simulation models. The book also helps newcomers understand OPNET by organizing the material in a logical manner that corresponds to the protocol layers in a network.

Modeling and Simulating Software Architectures

Modeling and Simulating Software Architectures

The Palladio Approach

  • Author: Ralf H. Reussner,Steffen Becker,Jens Happe,Anne Koziolek,Robert Heinrich,Heiko Koziolek,Max Kramer,Klaus Krogmann
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 026203476X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 400
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A new, quantitative architecture simulation approach to software design that circumvents costly testing cycles by modeling quality of service in early design states.

Excel Simulations

Excel Simulations

  • Author: Gerard Verschuuren
  • Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1615470220
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 180
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Covering a variety of Excel simulations, from gambling to genetics, this introduction is for people interested in modeling future events, without the cost of an expensive textbook. The simulations covered offer a fun alternative to the usual Excel topics and include situations such as roulette, password cracking, sex determination, population growth, and traffic patterns, among many others.

Creating Computer Simulation Systems

Creating Computer Simulation Systems

An Introduction to the High Level Architecture

  • Author: Dr. Frederick Kuhl,Judith Dahmann,Richard Weatherly
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: 9780130225115
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 212
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2251A-0 Master HLA: The worldwide standard for simulation and modeling components Detailed coverage for decision-makers and technical professionals. Extended tutorial example: apply HLA to a real-world problem The comprehensive guide to HLA, the worldwide standard for simulation components! If you want to succeed in the new worldwide market for plug-in simulation components, Creating Computer Simulation Systems will show you how. This is the only comprehensive guide to the High Level Architecture (HLA), the new global standard for creating component-based computer models and simulations. HLA was recently adopted by the field's #1 customer, the United States Department of Defense-but it will be equally exciting for commercial applications, even including gaming. In this book, recognized leaders of the HLA community present detailed coverage for decision-makers, software engineers, architects, and project managers alike. Coverage includes: A high-level overview of HLA's technical and business rationale HLA architecture and components, including the Runtime Infrastructure (RTI) and Federation Object Model (FOM) An extended tutorial that shows HLA at work solving a significant real-world simulation problem Advanced technical topics related to HLA implementation Extensive programming examples throughout the book and on website The accompanying website contains a complete implementation of the HLA Runtime Infrastructure for Windows compatible and other computers, as well as "Test Federate" software you can use to invoke HLA services without coding. Whether you're a manager, developer, or integrator, HLA will drive the next revolution in simulation-and this book can help you play a leading role.

Circuit Simulation

Circuit Simulation

  • Author: Farid N. Najm
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470538716
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 318
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A Definitive text on developing circuit simulators Circuit Simulation gives a clear description of the numerical techniques and algorithms that are part of modern circuit simulators, with a focus on the most commonly used simulation modes: DC analysis and transient analysis. Tested in a graduate course on circuit simulation at the University of Toronto, this unique text provides the reader with sufficient detail and mathematical rigor to write his/her own basic circuit simulator. There is detailed coverage throughout of the mathematical and numerical techniques that are the basis for the various simulation topics, which facilitates a complete understanding of practical simulation techniques. In addition, Circuit Simulation: Explores a number of modern techniques from numerical analysis that are not synthesized anywhere else Covers network equation formulation in detail, with an emphasis on modified nodal analysis Gives a comprehensive treatment of the most relevant aspects of linear and nonlinear system solution techniques States all theorems without proof in order to maintain the focus on the end-goal of providing coverage of practical simulation methods Provides ample references for further study Enables newcomers to circuit simulation to understand the material in a concrete and holistic manner With problem sets and computer projects at the end of every chapter, Circuit Simulation is ideally suited for a graduate course on this topic. It is also a practical reference for design engineers and computer-aided design practitioners, as well as researchers and developers in both industry and academia.

Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds

Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds

Strategies for Online Instruction

  • Author: Clark Aldrich
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470596570
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds Strategies for Online Instruction Clark Aldrich Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds The infusion of games, simulations, and virtual worlds into online learning can be a transforming experience for both the instructor and the student. This practical guide, written by education game expert Clark Aldrich, shows faculty members and instructional designers how to identify opportunities for building games, simulations, and virtual environments into the curriculum; how to successfully incorporate these interactive environments to enhance student learning; and how to measure the learning outcomes. It also discusses how to build institutional support for using and financing more complex simulations. The book includes frameworks, tips, case studies and other real examples, and resources. Praise for Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds "Clark Aldrich provides powerful insights into the dynamic arena of games, simulations, and virtual worlds in a simultaneously entertaining and serious manner as only he can. If you are involved with educating anyone, from your own children to classrooms full of students, you need to devour this book." — Karl Kapp, assistant director, Institute for Interactive Technologies, Bloomsburg University "At a time when the technologies for e-learning are evolving faster than most people can follow, Aldrich successfully bridges the perceptual gap between virtual worlds, digital games, and educational simulations, and provides educators with all they really need to use this technology to enhance and enrich their e-learning experiences." — Katrin Becker, instructor, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Mount Royal College, and adjunct professor of education, University of Calgary "I consider this a must-read for anyone engaged in or contemplating using these tools in their classrooms or designing their own tools." — Rick Van Sant, professor of learning and technology, Ferris State University

NS Simulator for Beginners

NS Simulator for Beginners

  • Author: Eitan Altman,Tania Jiménez
  • Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: 1608456927
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 170
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Declarative Networking is a programming methodology that enables developers to concisely specify network protocols and services, which are directly compiled to a dataflow framework that executes the specifications. Declarative networking proposes the use of a declarative query language for specifying and implementing network protocols, and employs a dataflow framework at runtime for communication and maintenance of network state. The primary goal of declarative networking is to greatly simplify the process of specifying, implementing, deploying and evolving a network design. In addition, declarative networking serves as an important step towards an extensible, evolvable network architecture that can support flexible, secure and efficient deployment of new network protocols.This book provides an introduction to basic issues in declarative networking, including language design, optimization and dataflow execution. The methodology behind declarative programming of networks is presented, including roots in Datalog, extensions for networked environments, and the semantics of long-running queries over network state. The book focuses on a representative declarative networking language called Network Datalog (NDlog), which is based on extensions to the Datalog recursive query language. An overview of declarative network protocols written in NDlog is provided, and its usage is illustrated using examples from routing protocols and overlay networks.This book also describes the implementation of a declarative networking engine and NDlog execution strategies that provide eventual consistency semantics with significant flexibility in execution. Two representative declarative networking systems (P2 and its successor RapidNet) are presented. Finally, the book highlights recent advances in declarative networking, and new declarative approaches to related problems.Table of Contents: Introduction / Declarative Networking Language / Declarative Networking Overview / Distributed Recursive Query Processing / Declarative Routing / Declarative Overlays / Optimization of NDlog / Recent Advances in Declarative Networking / Conclusion

Knowledge-Based Simulation

Knowledge-Based Simulation

Methodology and Application

  • Author: Paul A. Fishwick,Richard B. Modjeski
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461230403
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 293
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Knowledge-Based Simulation: Methodology and Application represents a recent compilation of research material that reviews fundamental concepts of simulation methodology and knowledge-based simulation applications. Knowledge-based simulation represents a new and exciting bridge area linking the fields of computer simulation and artificial intelligence. This book will appeal to both theorists and practitioners who require simulation to solve complex problems. A primary attraction of the book is its emphasis on both methodology and applications. In this way, the reader can explore new methods for encoding knowledge-inten- sive information into a simulation model, and new applications that utilize these methods.

Guide to Simulation-Based Disciplines

Guide to Simulation-Based Disciplines

Advancing Our Computational Future

  • Author: Saurabh Mittal,Umut Durak,Tuncer Ören
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319612646
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
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This invaluable text/reference reviews the state of the art in simulation-based approaches across a wide range of different disciplines, and provides evidence of using simulation-based approaches to advance these disciplines. Highlighting the benefits that simulation can bring to any field, the volume presents case studies by the leading experts from such diverse domains as the life sciences, engineering, architecture, arts, and social sciences. Topics and features: includes review questions at the end of every chapter; provides a broad overview of the evolution of the concept of simulation, stressing its importance across numerous sectors and disciplines; addresses the role of simulation in engineering design, and emphasizes the benefits of integrating simulation into the systems engineering paradigm; explains the relation of simulation with Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things, and describes a simulation infrastructure for complex adaptive systems; investigates how simulation is used in the Software Design Life Cycle to assess complex solutions, and examines the use of simulation in architectural design; reviews the function and purpose of simulation within the context of the scientific method, and its contribution to healthcare and health education training; discusses the position of simulation in research in the social sciences, and describes the simulation of service systems for simulation-based enterprise management; describes the role of simulation in learning and education, as well as in in military training. With its near-exhaustive coverage of disciplines, this comprehensive collection is essential reading for all researchers, practitioners and students seeking insights into the use of various modeling paradigms and the need for robust simulation infrastructure to advance their field into a computational future.

Solidworks Simulation 2018

Solidworks Simulation 2018

A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users

  • Author: CADArtifex,Sandeep Dogra,John Willis
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781985847989
  • Category:
  • Page: 392
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SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2018: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users textbook is designed for instructor-led courses as well as for self-paced learning. It is intended to help engineers and designers interested in learning SOLIDWORKS Simulation for performing various types of finite element analysis (FEA). This textbook is a great help for new SOLIDWORKS Simulation users and a great teaching aid in a classroom training too. This textbook consists of 10 chapters, total 392 pages covering various types of analysis: Linear Static analysis, Buckling analysis, Fatigue analysis, Frequency analysis, Drop Test analysis, and Non-linear Static analysis. This textbook covers important concepts and methods used in finite element analysis (FEA) such as Preparing Geometry, Boundary Conditions (load and fixture), Element Types, Contacts, Connectors, Meshing, Mesh Controls, Mesh Quality Check (Jacobian Check and Aspect Ratio), Adaptive Meshing (H-Adaptive and P-Adaptive), Iterative Methods (Newton-Raphson Scheme and Modified Newton-Raphson Scheme), Incremental Methods (Force, Displacement, or Arc Length), and so on. This textbook not only focuses on the usages of the tools of SOLIDWORKS Simulation but also on the fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) through various real-world case studies. The case studies used in this textbook allow users to solve various real-world engineering problems, step-by-step. Also, the Hands-on test drives are given at the end of chapters that allow users to experience themselves the ease-of-use and powerful capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Every chapter begins with learning objectives related to the topics covered in that chapter. Moreover, every chapter ends with a summary which lists the topics learned in that chapter followed by questions to assess the knowledge. Table of Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction to FEA and SOLIDWORKS Simulation Chapter 2. Introduction to Analysis Tools and Static Analysis Chapter 3. Case Studies of Static Analysis Chapter 4. Contacts and Connectors Chapter 5. Adaptive Mesh Methods Chapter 6. Buckling Analysis Chapter 7. Fatigue Analysis Chapter 8. Frequency Analysis Chapter 9. Drop Test Analysis Chapter 10. Non-Linear Static Analysis Main Features of the Textbook Comprehensive coverage of tools Step-by-step real-world case studies Hands-on test drives to enhance the skills at the end of chapters Additional notes and tips Customized content for faculty (PowerPoint Presentations) Free learning resources for students and faculty Technical support for the book: [email protected]