CS 1538 Introduction to Simulation
This course introduces students to the concepts, definitions, and techniques applicable to the modeling and simulation of systems. Primary emphasis is on discrete systems, although continuous systems are also discussed. A major objective of the course is to familiarize the student with several important discrete simulation programming languages and to illustrate their uses in the modeling and simulation of various kinds of systems. Programming is carried out using CSIM. Topics include: systems characterization, classification, and model types; advantages and disadvantages of simulation studies; pertinence of probability and statistics to the representation of stochastic processes and non-deterministic behaviors in system models; different viewpoints and orientations in conducting system simulations; modeling tools and techniques used in selected simulation programming environments; validation and verification.
Requirements and Grading
Several simulation programming projects and two examinations.