Table of contents for Computer simulation in management science / Michael Pidd.


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Contents
Preface to the fifth edition
Part I: fundamentals of computer simulation in management science
Chapter 1: The computer simulation approach
1.1 Models, experiments and computers
1.2 Some applications of computer simulation
1.3 Models in management science
1.4 Simulation as experimentation
1.5 Why simulate?
1.6 Summary
Chapter 2: A variety of modelling approaches
2.1 General considerations
2.2 Time handling
2.3 Stochastic or deterministic?
2.4 Discrete or continuous change?
Exercises
References
Chapter 3: Computer simulation in practice
3.1 Process, content, problem and project
3.2 The simulation problem part of the study
3.3 Problem structuring
3.4 Modelling
3.5 The project part of the study
Exercises
References
Chapter 4: Static Monte Carlo simulation
4.2 Some important considerations
4.3 Some simple static simulations
4.4 Simulation on spreadsheets
Exercises
References
Part II: Discrete event simulation
Chapter 5: Discrete event modelling
5.1 Fundamentals
5.2 Terminology
5.3 Activity cycle diagrams
5.4 Activity cycle diagrams: a caveat
Exercises
References
Chapter 6: How discrete simulation software works
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The three-phase approach
6.3 How the three-phase approach works
6.4 The harassed booking clerk-a manual three-phase simulation
6.5 The event-based worldview
6.6 The activity scanning approach
6.7 Process-based approaches
6.8 Which approach is best?
Exercises
References
Chapter 7: Writing a three-phase simulation program
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Inside the executive
7.3 The Visual Basic implementation
7.4 Using VBSim to simulate the harassed booking clerk problem
7.5 Putting it all together
Exercises
References
CHAPTER 8: VISUAL INTERACTIVE MODELLING AND SIMULATION
8.1 Basic ideas
8.2 Designing a visual simulation display
8.3 Visual interactive modelling systems
8.4 Visual interactive simulation: a reprise	
Exercises	
References
Chapter 9: Discrete simulation software
9.1 General principles
9.2 A quick overview of discrete simulation software
9.3 VIMS and their relatives
9.4 Programming using a general-purpose language
9.5 Programming approaches using simulation languages
9.6 Layered systems and application templates
9.7 Appraising simulation software: some principles
9.8 Which to choose? Horses for courses
References
Chapter 10: Sampling methods
10.1 Basic ideas
10.2 Random number generation
10.3 Testing random number generators
10.4 General methods for random sampling from continuous distributions
10.5 Random sampling algorithms for discrete distributions
10.6 Sampling from the Normal distribution
10.7 Deriving one distribution from another - LogNormal variates
10.8 Sampling from non-stationary processes: thinning
Exercises
References
Chapter 11: Planning and analysing discrete simulation output
11.1 Fundamental ideas
11.2 Dealing with transient effects
11.3 Dealing with lack of independence
11.4 Variance reduction
11.5 Descriptive sampling
11.6 Experimentation
Exercises
References
Chapter 12: Model Testing and Validation
12.1 The importance of validation
12.2 Validation and comparison
12.3 Black box validation
12.4 White box validation
12.5 Type zero errors
References
Part III: System dynamics
Chapter 13: Structure, behaviour, events and Feedback systems
13.1 Events, behaviours and structures
13.2 Feedback systems
13.3 Modelling feedback systems
13.4 The origins of system dynamics
Exercises
References
Chapter 14: System dynamics modelling and simulation
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Beyond the diagrams-system dynamics simulation
14.3 Simulating delays in system dynamics
14.4 System dynamics modelling
Exercises
References
Chapter 15: System dynamics in practice
15.1 Associated spares ltd
15.2 Dynastat Ltd
15.3 System dynamics in practice
Reference
Author index
Subject index




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Management science Computer simulation