Basic Concepts Underlying Simulation

  • Abhijit Gosavi
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 25)


This chapter has been written to introduce the topic of discrete-event simulation. To comprehend the material presented in this chapter, some background in the theory of probability is needed. Alternatively, the reader should read Chapter 3). The two major topics covered in this chapter are random number generation and simulation modeling of random systems.


Random Number Service Time Stochastic System Clock Time Random System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhijit Gosavi
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  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringThe State University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

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