Simulation – Sheldon M. Ross – 4th Edition


Ross’s Simulation; Fourth Edition introduces aspiring and practicing actuaries; engineers; scientists and others to the practical aspects of constructing computerized simulation studies to analyze and interpret real phenomena. Readers learn to apply results of these analyses to in a wide variety of to obtain effective; accurate and make predictions about future outcomes.

This text explains how a can be used to generate random numbers; and how to use these random numbers to generate the behavior of a stochastic over time. It presents the needed to analyze simulated data as well as that needed for validating the simulation model.

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Table of Contents

Elements of Probability
Random Numbers
Generating Discrete Random Variables
Generating Continuous Random Variables
The Discrete Event Simulation Approach
Statistical Analysis of Simulated Data
Variance Reduction Techniques
Statistical Validation Techniques
Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
Some Additional Topics

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