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Handbook Of Simulation

Author : Jerry Banks
ISBN : 0471134031
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 54.82 MB
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The only complete guide to all aspects and uses of simulation-from the international leaders in the field There has never been a single definitive source of key information on all facets of discrete-event simulation and its applications to major industries. The Handbook of Simulation brings together the contributions of leading academics, practitioners, and software developers to offer authoritative coverage of the principles, techniques, and uses of discrete-event simulation. Comprehensive in scope and thorough in approach, the Handbook is the one reference on discrete-event simulation that every industrial engineer, management scientist, computer scientist, operations manager, or operations researcher involved in problem-solving should own, with an in-depth examination of: * Simulation methodology, from experimental design to data analysis and more * Recent advances, such as object-oriented simulation, on-line simulation, and parallel and distributed simulation * Applications across a full range of manufacturing and service industries * Guidelines for successful simulations and sound simulation project management * Simulation software and simulation industry vendors
Category: Technology & Engineering

Handbook Of Simulation Optimization

Author : Michael C Fu
ISBN : 9781493913848
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75.71 MB
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The Handbook of Simulation Optimization presents an overview of the state of the art of simulation optimization, providing a survey of the most well-established approaches for optimizing stochastic simulation models and a sampling of recent research advances in theory and methodology. Leading contributors cover such topics as discrete optimization via simulation, ranking and selection, efficient simulation budget allocation, random search methods, response surface methodology, stochastic gradient estimation, stochastic approximation, sample average approximation, stochastic constraints, variance reduction techniques, model-based stochastic search methods and Markov decision processes. This single volume should serve as a reference for those already in the field and as a means for those new to the field for understanding and applying the main approaches. The intended audience includes researchers, practitioners and graduate students in the business/engineering fields of operations research, management science, operations management and stochastic control, as well as in economics/finance and computer science.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Simulator Based Training

Author : Eric Farmer
ISBN : 9781351931755
Genre : Education
File Size : 24.84 MB
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Advances in simulation technology have enabled an interesting amount of training and instruction to be conducted on training simulators instead of on real systems. However, experiences with the procurement and use of training simulators has not always been as successful, often owing to a lack of knowledge of didactics and of training programme development, and also to inadequate simulator specifications. The Handbook of Simulator-based Training represents the first comprehensive overview of the European state of the art in simulator-based training. It also comprises a well-founded and systematic approach to simulator-based training and the specification of simulator requirements. The multi-disciplinary research project described in this book combines the expertise of specialists in human factors, information systems, system design and engineering from 23 research and industrial organizations from five countries - France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK. The authors have synthesized and documented the project results to ensure that this handbook provides not only many valuable guidelines, but more importantly a common frame of reference. It will be a key resource for the many specialists who are concerned with simulator-based training: researchers, engineers, and users; military training institutes and training system development departments; military staff responsible for the procurement of training devices and simulators; the simulator industry; the training research community; and the human factors and ergonomics community.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Real World Applications In Modeling And Simulation

Author : John A. Sokolowski
ISBN : 9781118241264
Genre : Mathematics
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Introduces various modeling and simulation methods and paradigms that are used to explain and solve the predominant challenges facing society Handbook of Real-World Applications in Modeling and Simulation provides a thorough explanation of modeling and simulation in the most useful, current, and predominant applied areas of transportation, homeland security, medicine, operational research, military science, and business modeling. Offering a cutting-edge and accessible presentation, this book discusses how and why the presented domains have become leading applications of modeling and simulation techniques. Contributions from leading academics and researchers integrate modeling and simulation theories, methods, and data to analyze challenges that involve technological and social issues. The book begins with an introduction that explains why modeling and simulation is a reliable analysis assessment tool for complex systems problems. Subsequent chapters provide an orientation to various modeling and simulation methods and paradigms that are used to explain and solve the predominant challenges across real-world applied domains. Additionally, the handbook: Provides a practical one-stop reference on modeling and simulation and contains an accessible introduction to key concepts and techniques Introduces, trains, and prepares readers from statistics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, economics, and business to use modeling and simulation in their studies and research Features case studies that are representative of fundamental areas of multidisciplinary studies and provides a concise look at the key concepts of modeling and simulation Contains a collection of original ideas on modeling and simulation to help academics and practitioners develop a multifunctional perspective Self-contained chapters offer a comprehensive approach to explaining each respective domain and include sections that explore the related history, theory, modeling paradigms, and case studies. Key terms and techniques are clearly outlined, and exercise sets allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material. Handbook of Real-World Applications in Modeling and Simulation is an essential reference for academics and practitioners in the areas of operations research, business, management science, engineering, statistics, mathematics, and computer science. The handbook is also a suitable supplement for courses on modeling and simulation at the graduate level.
Category: Mathematics

Social Connectionism

Author : Frank Van Overwalle
ISBN : 9781134956135
Genre : Psychology
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Many of our thoughts and decisions occur without us being conscious of them taking place; connectionism attempts to reveal the internal hidden dynamics that drive the thoughts and actions of both individuals and groups. Connectionist modeling is a radically innovative approach to theorising in psychology, and more recently in the field of social psychology. The connectionist perspective interprets human cognition as a dynamic and adaptive system that learns from its own direct experiences or through indirect communication from others. Social Connectionism offers an overview of the most recent theoretical developments of connectionist models in social psychology. The volume is divided into four sections, beginning with an introduction and overview of social connectionism. This is followed by chapters on causal attribution, person and group impression formation, and attitudes. Each chapter is followed by simulation exercises that can be carried out using the FIT simulation program; these guided exercises allow the reader to reproduce published results. Social Connectionism will be invaluable to graduate students and researchers primarily in the field of social psychology, but also in cognitive psychology and connectionist modeling.
Category: Psychology

Simulation Modeling Handbook

Author : Christopher A. Chung
ISBN : 0203496469
Genre : Computers
File Size : 20.20 MB
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The use of simulation modeling and analysis is becoming increasingly more popular as a technique for improving or investigating process performance. This book is a practical, easy-to-follow reference that offers up-to-date information and step-by-step procedures for conducting simulation studies. It provides sample simulation project support materi
Category: Computers

Simulations A Handbook For Teachers And Trainers

Author : Jones, Ken
ISBN : 9781134984695
Genre : Education
File Size : 89.70 MB
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This text provides practical advice and guidance on all aspects of choosing, using, designing, running and assessing simulations. This edition has been updated to include new simulations, references and practical examples.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Research On Discrete Event Simulation Environments Technologies And Applications

Author : Abu-Taieh, Evon M. O.
ISBN : 9781605667751
Genre : Computers
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"This book provides a comprehensive overview of theory and practice in simulation systems focusing on major breakthroughs within the technological arena, with particular concentration on the accelerating principles, concepts and applications"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers

Mastering Simulation Second Edition

Author : Janice C. Palaganas
ISBN : 9781948057332
Genre : Medical
File Size : 75.27 MB
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Simulation can be a valuable tool in academic or clinical settings, but technology changes quickly, and faculty, students, and clinicians need to know how to respond. Understanding simulation scenarios and environments is essential when designing and implementing effective programs for interdisciplinary learners. In this fully revised second edition of Mastering Simulation, nationally known experts Janice Palaganas, Beth Ulrich, and Beth Mancini guide students and practitioners in developing clinical competencies and provide a solid foundation for improving patient outcomes. Coverage includes: · Creating simulation scenarios and improving learner performance · Designing program evaluations and managing risk and quality improvement · Developing interprofessional programs and designing research using simulation
Category: Medical

Pediatric Simulation Handbook

Author : Bridget M. Wild
ISBN : 1536175927
Genre : Medical
File Size : 82.83 MB
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"Medical Simulation has become a standard training tool for novice providers and master clinicians alike. In a controlled environment, everything from communication skills to crisis resource management and procedures can be practiced and evaluated. The traditional "see one, do one, teach one" pedagogy is antiquated as high fidelity simulation experiences allow for a safer "see one, practice a few, do one, teach one." This is especially embraced in the pediatric community where our patients are sometimes less cooperative and the stakes can feel emotionally heightened. This handbook represents lessons learned from hundreds and thousands of hours of personal experience with Pediatric Simulation and is appropriately rooted in the best evidence and shared knowledge in simulation literature. This handbook is not meant to be a comprehensive overview of Pediatric Simulation. Those books exist. The journals are great. The communities of Pediatric Simulation experts are welcoming and beyond wonderful. This handbook is meant to be a pragmatic consult. If you are a brand-new simulation faculty member looking for an outline of best practices with practical tips for implementation, this handbook is for you. If you are a seasoned simulation veteran with good working knowledge of simulation wondering how to develop pediatric-specific programs, this handbook is for you. If you are a simulation tech or new operations staff trying to train and orient yourself, this handbook is for you. If you are trying to help make the case for a certain type of simulation program to stakeholders, this handbook is for you. We hope that sharing our personal wins and lessons alongside evidence reads as a consult or a helpful colleague"--
Category: Medical

Handbook Of Driving Simulation For Engineering Medicine And Psychology

Author : Donald L. Fisher
ISBN : 1420061011
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Effective use of driving simulators requires considerable technical and methodological skill along with considerable background knowledge. Acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills can be extraordinarily time consuming, yet there has been no single convenient and comprehensive source of information on the driving simulation research being conducted around the world. A how-to-do-it resource for researchers and professionals, Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role. The chapters explore technical considerations, methodological issues, special and impaired populations, evaluation of in-vehicle and nomadic devices, and infrastructure evaluations. It examines hardware and software selection, visual database and scenario development, independent subject variables and dependent vehicle, environmental, and psychological variables, statistical and biostatistical analysis, different types of drivers, existing and future key-in vehicle devises, and validation of research. A compilation of the research from more than 100 of the world's top thinkers and practitioners, the book covers basic and advanced technical topics and provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to driving simulation. It describes literally hundreds of different simulation scenarios, provides color photographs of those scenarios, and makes available select videos of the scenarios on an accompanying web site, all of which should prove essential for seasoned researchers and for individuals new to driving simulation.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Modeling And Simulation Based Systems Engineering Handbook

Author : Daniele Gianni
ISBN : 9781466571464
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 75.42 MB
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The capability modeling and simulation (M&S) supplies for managing systems complexity and investigating systems behaviors has made it a central activity in the development of new and existing systems. However, a handbook that provides established M&S practices has not been available. Until now. Modeling and Simulation-Based Systems Engineering Handbook details the M&S practices for supporting systems engineering in diverse domains. It discusses how you can identify systems engineering needs and adapt these practices to suit specific application domains, thus avoiding redefining practices from scratch. Although M&S practices are used and embedded within individual disciplines, they are often developed in isolation. However, they address recurring problems common to all disciplines. The editors of this book tackled the challenge by recruiting key representatives from several communities, harmonizing the different perspectives derived from individual backgrounds, and lining them up with the book’s vision. The result is a collection of M&S systems engineering examples that offer an initial means for cross-domain capitalization of the knowledge, methodologies, and technologies developed in several communities. These examples provide the pros and cons of the methods and techniques available, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid. As our society moves further in the information era, knowledge and M&S capabilities become key enablers for the engineering of complex systems and systems of systems. Therefore, knowledge and M&S methodologies and technologies become valuable output in an engineering activity, and their cross-domain capitalization is key to further advance the future practices in systems engineering. This book collates information across disciplines to provide you with the tools to more efficiently design and manage complex systems that achieve their goals.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Simulation Simplified

Author : Sandra Goldsworthy
ISBN : 1451144709
Genre : Medical
File Size : 73.9 MB
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The goal of the text is to share lessons learned since the authors initiated their simulation programs, mentoring many nursing faculty members along the way. The resources provided in this text and the accompanying electronic components will provide a step by step process to implement an engaging teaching learning environment through the use of high fidelity human simulation. Mini video vignettes and photos will accompany all chapters and will provide a visual resources as you learn the steps to deliver successful simulations. In addition, 10 sample scenarios will be provided in the appendix with clear instructions on how to develop further scenarios for labs through the "recipe card" method. Another resource that accompanies this book is the student handbook and electronic resources. The student handbook provides accompanying learning exercises, critical thinking questions and reflective questions that build their knowledge base before and after the simulation. This workbook will help students to prepare for the simulation and will provide follow up lessons to deepen and augment the learning from the simulation scenario.
Category: Medical

Handbook Of Virtual Humans

Author : Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
ISBN : 9780470023174
Genre : Computers
File Size : 73.57 MB
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Virtual Humans are becoming more and more popular and used in many applications such as the entertainment industry (in both film and games) and medical applications. This comprehensive book covers all areas of this growing industry including face and body motion, body modelling, hair simulation, expressive speech simulation and facial communication, interaction with 3D objects, rendering skin and clothes and the standards for Virtual Humans. Written by a team of current and former researchers at MIRALab, University of Geneva or VRlab, EPFL, this book is the definitive guide to the area. Explains the concept of avatars and autonomous virtual actors and the main techniques to create and animate them (body and face). Presents the concepts of behavioural animation, crowd simulation, intercommunication between virtual humans, and interaction between real humans and autonomous virtual humans Addresses the advanced topics of hair representation and cloth animation with applications in fashion design Discusses the standards for Virtual Humans, such as MPEG-4 Face Animation and MPEG-4 Body Animation.
Category: Computers

Handbook Of Modeling High Frequency Data In Finance

Author : Frederi G. Viens
ISBN : 9780470876886
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 48.78 MB
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CUTTING-EDGE DEVELOPMENTS IN HIGH-FREQUENCY FINANCIAL ECONOMETRICS In recent years, the availability of high-frequency data and advances in computing have allowed financial practitioners to design systems that can handle and analyze this information. Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance addresses the many theoretical and practical questions raised by the nature and intrinsic properties of this data. A one-stop compilation of empirical and analytical research, this handbook explores data sampled with high-frequency finance in financial engineering, statistics, and the modern financial business arena. Every chapter uses real-world examples to present new, original, and relevant topics that relate to newly evolving discoveries in high-frequency finance, such as: Designing new methodology to discover elasticity and plasticity of price evolution Constructing microstructure simulation models Calculation of option prices in the presence of jumps and transaction costs Using boosting for financial analysis and trading The handbook motivates practitioners to apply high-frequency finance to real-world situations by including exclusive topics such as risk measurement and management, UHF data, microstructure, dynamic multi-period optimization, mortgage data models, hybrid Monte Carlo, retirement, trading systems and forecasting, pricing, and boosting. The diverse topics and viewpoints presented in each chapter ensure that readers are supplied with a wide treatment of practical methods. Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance is an essential reference for academics and practitioners in finance, business, and econometrics who work with high-frequency data in their everyday work. It also serves as a supplement for risk management and high-frequency finance courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Imagination And Mental Simulation

Author : Keith D. Markman
ISBN : 9781136678097
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 77.67 MB
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Over the past thirty years, and particularly within the last ten years, researchers in the areas of social psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience have been examining fascinating questions regarding the nature of imagination and mental simulation – the imagination and generation of alternative realities. Some of these researchers have focused on the specific processes that occur in the brain when an individual is mentally simulating an action or forming a mental image, whereas others have focused on the consequences of mental simulation processes for affect, cognition, motivation, and behavior. This Handbook provides a novel and stimulating integration of work on imagination and mental simulation from a variety of perspectives. It is the first broad-based volume to integrate specific sub-areas such as mental imagery, imagination, thought flow, narrative transportation, fantasizing, and counterfactual thinking, which have, until now, been treated by researchers as disparate and orthogonal lines of inquiry. As such, the volume enlightens psychologists to the notion that a wide-range of mental simulation phenomena may actually share a commonality of underlying processes.
Category: Psychology

Handbook Of Optoelectronic Device Modeling And Simulation

Author : Joachim Piprek
ISBN : 9781498749572
Genre : Science
File Size : 70.8 MB
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Optoelectronic devices are now ubiquitous in our daily lives, from light emitting diodes (LEDs) in many household appliances to solar cells for energy. This handbook shows how we can probe the underlying and highly complex physical processes using modern mathematical models and numerical simulation for optoelectronic device design, analysis, and performance optimization. It reflects the wide availability of powerful computers and advanced commercial software, which have opened the door for non-specialists to perform sophisticated modeling and simulation tasks. The chapters comprise the know-how of more than a hundred experts from all over the world. The handbook is an ideal starting point for beginners but also gives experienced researchers the opportunity to renew and broaden their knowledge in this expanding field.
Category: Science

Human Communication Handbook

Author : Brent D. Ruben
ISBN : 1412844975
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 54.66 MB
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Contains games and structured exercises designed to develop familiarity with the dynamics of personal, social, and mass communication
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines