CISC *7354X Topics in Systems Simulation

37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Techniques for the simulation of complex systems; simulation of computer systems. Random number generation, uniformly distributed random numbers, other distributions, tests of randomness. Statistical issues in simulation. Queueing theory, Poisson arrival process, various queue disciplines, single server and multiserver queues. Survey of simulation languages; GPSS and SIMSCRIPT. Simulation methodology.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 6006X [622X] or a course in data structures; and Mathematics 6652X [652X] or a course in probability and statistics.


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