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Information Technology Management
ITM 207
Jim Tam

Ch 14 Simulation - A model of a complex system and the experimental manipulation of the model to observe the results  Systems that are best suited to being simulated are dynamic, interactive, and complicated Continuous Simulation  Treats time as continuous  Expresses changes in terms of a set of differential equations that reflect the relationships among the set of characteristics  Meteorological models fall into this category Discrete event simulation  Made up of entities, attributes, and events  Entity The representation of some object in the real system that must be explicitly defined  Attribute Some characteristic of a particular entity  Event An interaction between entities Model- An abstraction of a real system  It is a representation of the objects within the system and the rules that govern the interactions of the objects Queuing System- Discrete-Event model made up of servers and queued objects using random numbers to represent the arri
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