This book presents a process for problem resolution, policy crafting, and decision making based on the use of modeling and simulation. Detailed descriptions of the methods by which Visual SLAM and AweSim, version 3, support this process are presented. The text is organized into four parts: Introduction to Simulation, Visual SLAM Network Modeling and AweSim, Simulation Analysis, and Visual SLAM Discrete, Continuous and Combined Modeling.
A. Alan B. Pritsker (February 5, 1933--August 24, 2000) was an American engineer, pioneer in the field of Operations research, and one of the founders of the field of computer simulation. Over the course of a fifty-five-year career, he made numerous contributions to the field of simulation and to the larger fields of industrial engineering and operations research. Alan was born in Philadelphia to Robert and Gertrude Pritsker. He served on the faculties of Arizona State University (1962-69), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1969-70) and Purdue University (1970-98). In addition to educating many undergraduate-level students in hundreds of traditional academic courses and industrial short courses on simulation, Alan Pritsker compiled a superlative record as an adviser of graduate students. Of the eighteen doctoral students and over sixty master's students who completed their graduate work under his supervision, all are highly successful professionals in academia, government or industry.
INTRODUCTION TO SIMULATION. Introduction to Modeling and Simulation. Simulation Modeling Perspectives. Modeling and Simulation Process. Applications of Simulation. VISUAL SLAM NETWORK MODELING AND AWESIM. Basic Network Modeling. Resources and Gates. Interface, Find and Assembly Modeling. Visual Subnetwork Modeling. Awesim Simulation Support System. SIMULATION ANALYSIS: PRACTICE AND THEORY. Awesim Analysis of Simulation Outputs. Random Sampling from Distributions. Statistical Aspects of Simulation. VISUAL SLAM DISCRETE EVENT, CONTINUOUS AND COMBINED MODELING. Network Modeling with Visual Basic Inserts. Network Modeling with C Inserts. Network Modeling with Continuous Variables. Discrete Event Simulation Using Visual Basic. Discrete Event Simulation Using C Functions. Continuous Modeling. Combined Modeling. Indexes.