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Modelling And Simulation

Author : Louis G. Birta
ISBN : 9781447127833
Genre : Computers
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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.

Spatial Simulation

Author : David O'Sullivan
ISBN : 9781118527078
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A ground-up approach to explaining dynamic spatial modelling for an interdisciplinary audience. Across broad areas of the environmental and social sciences, simulation models are an important way to study systems inaccessible to scientific experimental and observational methods, and also an essential complement to those more conventional approaches. The contemporary research literature is teeming with abstract simulation models whose presentation is mathematically demanding and requires a high level of knowledge of quantitative and computational methods and approaches. Furthermore, simulation models designed to represent specific systems and phenomena are often complicated, and, as a result, difficult to reconstruct from their descriptions in the literature. This book aims to provide a practical and accessible account of dynamic spatial modelling, while also equipping readers with a sound conceptual foundation in the subject, and a useful introduction to the wide-ranging literature. Spatial Simulation: Exploring Pattern and Process is organised around the idea that a small number of spatial processes underlie the wide variety of dynamic spatial models. Its central focus on three ‘building-blocks’ of dynamic spatial models – forces of attraction and segregation, individual mobile entities, and processes of spread – guides the reader to an understanding of the basis of many of the complicated models found in the research literature. The three building block models are presented in their simplest form and are progressively elaborated and related to real world process that can be represented using them. Introductory chapters cover essential background topics, particularly the relationships between pattern, process and spatiotemporal scale. Additional chapters consider how time and space can be represented in more complicated models, and methods for the analysis and evaluation of models. Finally, the three building block models are woven together in a more elaborate example to show how a complicated model can be assembled from relatively simple components. To aid understanding, more than 50 specific models described in the book are available online at for exploration in the freely available Netlogo platform. This book encourages readers to develop intuition for the abstract types of model that are likely to be appropriate for application in any specific context. Spatial Simulation: Exploring Pattern and Process will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in environmental, social, ecological and geographical disciplines. Researchers and professionals who require a non-specialist introduction will also find this book an invaluable guide to dynamic spatial simulation.

Behavioral Modeling For Embedded Systems And Technologies Applications For Design And Implementation

Author : Gomes, Luís
ISBN : 9781605667515
Genre : Computers
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"This book provides innovative behavior models currently used for developing embedded systems, accentuating on graphical and visual notations"--Provided by publisher.

Computational Modeling And Simulation Of Intellect Current State And Future Perspectives

Author : Igelnik, Boris
ISBN : 9781609605520
Genre : Computers
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"This book confronts the problem of meaning by fusing together methods specific to different fields and exploring the computational efficiency and scalability of these methods"--Provided by publisher.

Concepts And Methodologies For Modeling And Simulation

Author : Levent Yilmaz
ISBN : 9783319150963
Genre : Computers
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This comprehensive text presents cutting-edge advances in the theory and methodology of modeling and simulation (M&S) and reveals how this work has been influenced by the fundamental contributions of Prof. Tuncer Ören to this field. Exploring the synergies among the domains of M&S and systems engineering (SE), the book describes how M&S and SE can help to address the complex problems identified as “Grand Challenges” more effectively under a model-driven and simulation-directed systems engineering framework. Features: examines frameworks for the development of advanced simulation methodologies; presents a focus on advanced modeling methodologies; reviews the reliability and quality assurance of models; discusses the specification and simulation of human and social behavior, including models of personality, emotions, conflict management, perception and anticipation; provides a survey of the body of knowledge in M&S; highlights the foundations established by the pioneering work of Prof. Tuncer Ören.

Advanced Dynamic System Simulation

Author : Granino A. Korn
ISBN : 9780470085158
Genre : Computers
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Learn the latest techniques in programming sophisticated simulation systems This cutting-edge text presents the latest techniques in advanced simulation programming for interactive modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, such as aerospace vehicles, control systems, and biological systems. The author, a leading authority in the field, demonstrates computer software that can handle large simulation studies on standard personal computers. Readers can run, edit, and modify the sample simulations from the text with the accompanying CD-ROM, featuring the OPEN DESIRE program for Linux and Windows. The program included on CD solves up to 40,000 ordinary differential equations and implements exceptionally fast and convenient vector operations. The text begins with an introduction to dynamic-system simulation, including a demonstration of a simple guided-missile simulation. Among the other highlights of coverage are: Models that involve sampled-data operations and sampled-data difference equations, including improved techniques for proper numerical integration of switched variables Novel vector compiler that produces exceptionally fast programs for vector and matrix assignments, differential equations, and difference equations Application of vector compiler to parameter-influence studies and Monte Carlo simulation of dynamic systems Vectorized Monte Carlo simulations involving time-varying noise, derived from periodic pseudorandom-noise samples Vector models of neural networks, including a new pulsed-neuron model Vectorized programs for fuzzy-set controller, partial differential equations, and agro-ecological models replicated at many points of a landscape map This text is intended for graduate-level students, engineers, and computer scientists, particularly those involved in aerospace, control system design, chemical process control, and biological systems. All readers will gain the practical skills they need to design sophisticated simulations of dynamic systems. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Guide To Signals And Patterns In Image Processing

Author : Apurba Das
ISBN : 9783319141725
Genre : Computers
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This text reviews the field of digital image processing from the different perspectives offered by the separate domains of signal processing and pattern recognition. The book describes a rich array of applications, representing the latest trends in industry and academic research. To inspire further interest in the field, a selection of worked-out numerical problems is also included in the text. The content is presented in an accessible manner, examining each topic in depth without assuming any prior knowledge from the reader, and providing additional background material in the appendices. Features: covers image enhancement techniques in the spatial domain, the frequency domain, and the wavelet domain; reviews compression methods and formats for encoding images; discusses morphology-based image processing; investigates the modeling of object recognition in the human visual system; provides supplementary material, including MATLAB and C++ code, and interactive GUI-based modules, at an associated website.

Simulation And Learning

Author : Franco Landriscina
ISBN : 9781461419549
Genre : Education
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The main idea of this book is that to comprehend the instructional potential of simulation and to design effective simulation-based learning environments, one has to consider both what happens inside the computer and inside the students' minds. The framework adopted to do this is model-centered learning, in which simulation is seen as particularly effective when learning requires a restructuring of the individual mental models of the students, as in conceptual change. Mental models are by themeselves simulations, and thus simulation models can extend our biological capacity to carry out simulative reasoning. For this reason, recent approaches in cognitive science like embodied cognition and the extended mind hypothesis are also considered in the book.. A conceptual model called the “epistemic simulation cycle” is proposed as a blueprint for the comprehension of the cognitive activies involved in simulation-based learning and for instructional design.

Social Simulation Technologies Advances And New Discoveries

Author : Edmonds, Bruce
ISBN : 9781599045245
Genre : Computers
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"This book, a reference survey of social simulation work comprehensively collects the most exciting developments in the field. Drawing research contributions from a vibrant community of experts on social simulation, it provides a set of unique and innovative approaches, ranging from agent-based modeling to empirically based simulations, as well as applications in business, governmental, scientific, and other contexts"--Provided by publisher.

Simulation For The Social Scientist

Author : Gilbert, Nigel
ISBN : 0335216005
Genre : Social Science
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Social sciences -- Simulation methods. Social interaction -- Computer simulation. Social sciences -- Mathematical models. (publisher)

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