The use of a mathematical model to recreate a situation, often repeatedly, so...
A simulation is an experiment run as a model of reality. The simulations in this book are computer simulations, i.e., are run on a computer using mathematical models. They are also stochastic, that is they involve input generated to follow probability distributions.
a model of the plant(the subject matter of training), upon which the expert and trainee can both exercise their knowledge.
The use of a model system, e.g., a mathematical model or an animal model, to approximate the action of a real system, often used to study the properties of a real system.
The use of special x-ray pictures to plan radiation treatment. The area to be treated is located precisely and marked for treatment.
A mapping-out session in which the treatment area is defined and marked on the patient and/or any of the patientâ€(tm)s immobilization devices.
The process of planning radiation therapy to allow the radiation to be delivered to the intended location.
a treatment planning or marking session
Carrying out extensive data collection with a simple, safe, inexpensive, easy-to-duplicate event that has essentially the same characteristics as another event which is of actual interest to an investigator. For example, suppose one wanted to gather data about the actual order of birth of boys and girls in families with five children. (e.g., BBGBG is one possibility) Rather than wait for five children to be born to a single family, or identifying families that already have five children, one could simulate births by repeatedly tossing a coin five times. Heads vs. tails has about the same chance of happening as a boy vs. a girl being born.
and Engine Simulation: A engine simulation process or program that attempts to predict real-world responses from specific component assemblies by applying fundamental physical laws to "duplicate" or simulate the processes taking place within the components.
A way to make predictions about a system or process. A simulation of complex processes helps to discover problems and identify their root causes without directly impacting operations.
An emulation of biological systems with predictive value for research; a virtual biological system.
the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
a alternate reality created and communicated by a set of rules
a replica of actual events, presented in a manner with a specific purpose
a replica of reality
The use of a computer to calculate and visualize the effects of a given process.
Computing orbits with floating-point arithmetic. Some authors use `discretization' for this (e.g. Diamond) but I reserve that word for the process of converting a continuous dynamical system to a discrete one, perhaps by approximation by finite differences.
The examination of a problem often not subject to direct experimentation or analytical solution- most often by the use of a computer.
a computer program that replicates the operations of a business process and estimates rates at which outputs are produced and resources are consumed
a facsimile or "virtual" activity offering a student the ability to vicariously experience something through a computer without actually suffering the consequences of mistakes, such as flying, driving, or engaging in some scientific experiment
an example of an exploratory experience, and a related method of learning may be derived from group discussions or human-mediated presentations
Something (a game in the context of this class) that attempts to simulate ( not duplicate) an actual event or experience.
A form of disability awareness training that is opposed by some people with disabilities and used by others. Trainers use props like blindfolds, earplugs and wheelchairs to give participants the experience of a disability.
a system that is constructed to work, in some ways, analogously to another system of interest
Investigation of the influence of the ambient environment, consumption and the different components on the operating conditions of the solar system.
The act of applying input to a system to gain output response. An object in flowHDL or blockHDL that is connected to another o
The practice of mimicking some or all of the behavior of one system with a different, dissimilar system.
a video game with a rationalization for playing it built right in
Using a specific computer program that can play out positions thousands of times very quickly, it can be determined which play is worth more in the long run. For instance, PLAY #1 may immediately give you 30pt while Play #2 gives you 20pt. But in the long run, Play #2 may allow you to follow it up with plays that earn 5 more points than Play #1 (combining both this turn's play with next turn's play and considering your rack leave after that). In simpler terms, this may mean that if you play out this position 2000 times, you'll wind up earning 5 more points with Play #2 than with Play #1. This also takes into account how many points your opponent will earn. Simulation is an excellent tool for SCRABBLE® game analysis, although it isn't foolproof. Most of the positions in our SCRABBLE News Annotated Game use simulations to check results. But sometimes the expert player will strongly disagree with these results due to extraneous factors: naive simulation randomizes opponent's rack (sometimes we have information about opponent's rack) and also only gives a point score evaluation of various plays - not winning chances.
A type of game that simulates a real life activity, like a flight simulator or an auto racing game.
Games that simulate a community or environment (i.e., The Sims, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and Microsoftâ€(tm)s Flight Simulator ).
The word simulation is used to designate the process of qualitative reasoning, which is used to generate the simulation output. The simulation environment in the Garp3 software offers the choice to do either a full simulation or the next reasoning step for a specific state.
Used to represent an image on a display. It is a feature that changes the display colors to match the input or output colors in a way that corresponds to a defined device, medium, viewing environment, and so forth.
Output Simulation Mode is a feature color management software that allows you to accurately simulate on the monitor display what you will get on the printed page. This is accomplished by applying the profile of the specified output device and the monitor profile to the image file to appropriately limit the gamut and gamma of the displayed image. (see: Color Management)
a good way to simplify the problem in such a way that we can observe how evolution by natural selection may work in a real population
a simplified, abstract look at a complicated system that helps you understand some of the important processes that are going on
a simplified demonstration of how an infectious disease can spread through a population