Simulation and Modeling
John A. Miller
219 Hardman Hall
Class Time (in GSRC 208)
| Day || Time
| Monday || 11:15 - 12:05
| Tuesday || 11:00 - 12:15
| Thursday || 11:00 - 12:15
In this course, we will study complex dynamic systems,
examining their performance, reliability, etc.
The reason for doing this is to improve such systems
either in the design phase (before a costly system
is built) or the operation phase (tune or upgrade).
A simulation model may be used for such studies.
It is an approximation of the complex system
that captures its essential properties and often
mimics the behavior of the actual system.
Behavior is studied by carrying out multiple runs
of the simulation model to produce statistical outputs
of properties such as system response time or throughput.
Further insight into system behavior can be gained by
animating the model.
The course will involve a major project to create a
simulation model of a system chosen by the project
group (2 students). The model will be created using
Java 6.0 and parts of
a simulation system coded in Java.
- 20% Exam I
- 20% Exam II
- 25% Final
- 5% Homework
- 30% Projects
- Late Policy - 10 points off per day late
- Make-Up Tests - written pre-approval or medical documentation required
All academic work must meet the standards contained in
Culture of Honesty.
Students are responsible for informing themselves about those standards before performing any academic work.