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Course Name Modeling and Simulation
Course Code 18CS625
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2018


Course Syllabus

Introduction to Simulation: System and system environment, Component System, Type of systems, Types of models, Steps in simulation study, Advantages and disadvantages of Simulation. Types of Simulation: Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation of a single server queuing system, Simulation of an Inventory system, Continuous Simulation, Predator-prey system, Combined Discrete-Continuous Simulation, Monte Carlo Simulation. Statistical Models in Simulation: Useful statistical model, Discrete and Continuous Probability distributions, Poisson process and Empirical distribution. Random Numbers Generation: Properties of random numbers, Generation of pseudo random numbers, Techniques for generating random numbers, Tests for random numbers. Random Variate Generation: Inverse Transform technique, Convolution method, Acceptance Rejection Techniques. Input Modeling: Data Collection, Identifying the distribution of data, Parameter Estimation, Goodness of fit tests, Selection input model without data, Multivariate and Time series input models. Verification and Validation of Simulation Model: Model Building, Verification and Validation, Verification of Simulation models, Calibration and Validation of models. Output Analysis: Stochastic nature of output data, Measure of performance and their estimation, Output analysis of terminating simulators, Output Analysis of steady state simulation. Comparison and Evaluation of Alternate System Design: Comparison of two system design, Comparison of several system design, Confidence interval for the difference between expected responses of two systems.

Text Books

  1. J. Banks, John S. Carson, Barry L. Nelson, ‘Discrete-Event-System Simulation,’ Prentice Hall of India Private Limited.
  2. Averill. M. Law: Simulation Modeling and Analysis, Tata McGraw-Hill, Fourth Edition.


‘Modeling and Simulation’ is a Soft Core course offered for the M. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

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