Introduction to Discrete-Event Simulation
Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
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Ingalls, R. G. 2011. Introduction to Discrete-Event Simulation. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .
- Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
Simulation is a powerful tool if understood and used properly. This introduction is designed to teach the basics of simulation, including structure, function, data generated, and its proper use. The introduction starts with a definition of simulation, goes through a discussion about the elements of a simulation, how the simulation actually works, and how to handle data generated by the simulation. Throughout the article, there is discussion on issues concerning the use of simulation in industry.
- discrete-event simulation;
- confidence interval