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<strong>Computer</strong> <strong>Science</strong>SimulationInternational EditionNEWInternational EditionNEWSIMULATION MODELING AND ANALYSISFourth Editionby Averill Law, Averill M. Law & Associates2007 (July 2006) / HardcoverISBN-13: 978-0-07-329441-4 / MHID: 0-07-329441-1(with Expertfit Software)ISBN-13: 978-0-07-298843-7 / MHID: 0-07-298843-6ISBN-13: 978-0-07-125519-6 / MHID: 0-07-125519-2 [IE]Browse http://www.mhhe.com/lawSince the publication of the first edition in 1982, the goal ofSimulation Modeling and Analysis has always been to providea comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and technically correcttreatment of all important aspects of a simulation study. Thebook strives to make this material understandable by the useof intuition and numerous figures, examples, and problems. Itis equally well suited for use in university courses, simulationpractice, and self study. The book is widely regarded as the“bible” of simulation and now has more than 100,000 copiesin print. The book can serve as the primary text for a variety ofcourses; for example:• A first course in simulation at the junior, senior, or beginninggraduate-studentlevel in engineering, manufacturing, business, orcomputer science (Chaps. 1 through 4, and parts of Chaps. 5 through9). At the end of such a course, the students will be prepared to carryout complete and effective simulation studies, and to take advancedsimulation courses.• A second course in simulation for graduate students in any of theabove disciplines (most of Chaps. 5 through 12). After completingthis course, the student should be familiar with the more advancedmethodological issues involved in a simulation study, and should beprepared to understand and conduct simulation research.• An introduction to simulation as part of a general course inoperations research or management science (part of Chaps. 1, 3, 5,6, and 9).NEW TO THIS EDITION• A CD-ROM containing the Student Version of the ExpertFitdistribution-fitting software will be included and will tie to the book• Up-to-date treatment of the latest simulation software, including acommon example in four of the leading products• All of the software used in the book has been upgraded toFORTRAN and C.• 20% new problems and examples• More comprehensive and practical discussion of how to validate asimulation model• New and improved random-number generators• Latest statistical techniques for estimating the performancemeasures of a simulated system, both for terminating and steady-statesimulations• Ranking-and-selection procedures for choosing the best systemconfiguration, which allow the use of common random numbers forincreased efficiency• More detailed discussion of how to use the method of commonrandom numbers in practice• Greatly expanded and self-contained discussion of classical designof experiments, with a particular emphasis on how to correctlyimplement these techniques in the context of simulation modeling• Several detailed examples on the use of simulation-basedoptimizationCONTENTS1 Basic Simulation Modeling. 2 Modeling Complex Systems. 3 SimulationSoftware. 4 Review of Basic Probability and Statistics. 5 Building Valid, Credible,and Appropriately Detailed Simulation Models. 6 Selecting Input ProbabilityDistributions. 7 Random-Number Generators. 8 Generating Random Variates.9 Output Data Analysis for a Single System. 10 Comparing Alternative SystemConfigurations. 11 Variance-Reduction Techniques. 12 Experimental Design,Sensitivity Analysis, and Optimization. 13 Simulation of Manufacturing SystemsSIMULATION WITH ARENAFourth Editionby W. David Kelton, University Of Cincinnati-Cincinnati2007 (August 2006) / Hardcover / 704 pagesISBN-13: 978-0-07-325989-5 / MHID: 0-07-325989-6 (with CD)ISBN-13: 978-0-07-128604-6 / MHID: 0-07-128604-7 [IE]Browse http://www.mhhe.com/kelton4eThis fourth edition of Simulation with Arena has the samegoal as the first three editions: to provide a comprehensivetreatment of simulation concepts in general and the Arenasimulation software in particular. It starts by having the readerdevelop simple, well-animated, high-level models, and thenprogresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statisticaldesign and analysis of simulation experiments is integratedwith the modeling chapters, reflecting the joint nature ofthese activities in good simulation studies. The objective isto help the reader carry out effective simulation modeling,analysis, and projects using the Arena simulation system. Aninformal, tutorial writing style is used to aid the beginner infully understanding the ideas and topics presented. Includedis a CD containing the current version of the Arena academicsoftware and the examples referenced throughout the text.Starting with an introduction to simulation concepts, the bookprogresses through an overview of the Arena software, basicmodel development, input analysis, additional modelingconstructs, output analysis, and advanced modeling. It alsoincludes chapters on integrating Arena simulation models withother applications, specialized statistical issues, continuoussimulation, and conducting a successful simulation study.It is intended primarily to be a text in a first course onsimulation or for self-study. However, the later chapters couldbe incorporated into an advanced or graduate-level course.Building on the success of the first three editions, publishedin 1998, 2002, and 2004, this edition retains the basic outlineand tutorial style, built around a sequence of successivelymore complicated examples. All the examples and discussion,however, have been modified and updated to be consistentwith the current version of the Arena software, and additionalexamples have been developed, along with more exercises.As before, a password-protected website for instructorsprovides support in terms of downloadable lecture slides andsolutions to end-of-chapter exercises. The book draws heavilyon the experience and expertise of the authors, a professorat the University of Cincinnati specializing in simulation,and two seasoned members of Rockwell Software (formerlySystems Modeling), the developers of Arena, who are activein product design and development, training, consulting, andapplications.NEW TO THIS EDITION• Update throughout to move to the new current version of theArena software, which will be version 10,• Added a new model at the end of Chapt. 3 to illustrate the basicconcepts that can lead to an interesting operational analysis. Thismodel is already well formulated, addressing the classic problemin business-process re-engineering of whether it’s better to havespecialized single-task staff or generalized multi-purpose staff, andprovides a “quick victory” on a meaningful issue using only the mostbasic of modeling constructs and tools.• Replaced the car-repair model in Chapt. 5 with a moreapproachable model, possibly a call center as in the first and secondeditions, that illustrates the points, but is easier to teach (will bedeveloped in two or three stages) and is better suited as a vehicle toillustrate analysis and further modeling points in subsequent chapters.• Addition of other new models to illustrate logistics and supplychainmanagement,• Enhancements as needed in later chapters to illustrate newsoftware capabilities.• Add new Exercises in all the chapters, updated with solutions inthe new software.5215-60_CompSc.indd 5211/15/06 5:05:32 PM