CHAPTER 12

Simulation Techniques

With the increasing computational power of very inexpensive computers, simulation of various systems is becoming very common. Even when a problem is analytically tractable, sometimes it is easier to write a quick program to simulate the desired results. However, there is a certain art to building good simulations, and many times avoidable mistakes have led to incorrect simulation results. This chapter aims at helping the reader to build a basic knowledge of some common techniques used for simulation purposes. Most of the results presented in this chapter are just applications of material covered in previous chapters, so there is nothing fundamentally new here. Nevertheless, armed with some of the basic simulation ...

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