# Systems Simulation

## Course Syllabus

Click here to get a copy of the syllabus in postscript format.
### Course Objective

This course is an introduction to important aspects of a simulation study,
including modeling, simulation languages, validation, and output data
analysis. Students are expected to gain a sound theoretical understanding
of simulation methodologies. The development of modeling skills is also
an important part of the course.
### Office Hours

Mondays, 4:00pm--6:00pm

Jonsson 4.912
### TAs

To be announced.
### Text

*Simulation Modeling and Analysis*, by A. M. Law and W. D.
Kelton, 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2000.
### Prerequisites

STAT 5311 and a basic familiarity with using a PC; or consent of the instructor.
### Grading Scheme

Exam: 50%

Project Report and Presentation: 50%

### Course Outline

Chapters 1-11 of the text.
- Simulation Modeling (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5)
- Selecting Input Probability Distributions (Chapter 6)
- Random-Variate Generation (Chapters 7 and 8)
- Output Data Analysis (Chapters 9 and 10)
- Variance Reduction Methods (Chapter 11)

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## Assignments

The assignments below are from the 3rd edition of the text.
(For a translation table of problems from the third edition to the second edition,
click here.)