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Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation

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ISBN-10: 0534384781

ISBN-13: 9780534384784

Edition: 2006

Authors: Daniel P. Maki, Maynard Thompson

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Daniel Maki and Maynard Thompson provide a conceptual framework for the process of building and using mathematical models, illustrating the uses of mathematical and computer models in a variety of situations. This text helps students learn that model building is a dynamic process involving simplification, approximation, abstraction, analysis, computation, and comparison. Students begin the process of model building with a consideration of phenomena arising in another academic area or in the real world.
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Book details

List price: $239.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 450
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Basic Principles
Overview of the Uses of the Term Model
The Process of Constructing Mathematical Models
Types of Mathematical Models
A Classic Example
Axiom Systems and Models
Simulation Models
Practical Aspects of Model Building
Model Building: Selected Case Studies
Introduction
Mendelian Genetics
Models for Growth Processes
Social Choice
Moving Mobile Homes
A Stratified Population Model
Selected Simulations
Waiting in Line Again! Estimating Parameters and Testing Hypotheses
Markov Chains
Introduction
The Setting and Some Examples
Basic Properties of Markov Chains
Regular Markov Chains
Absorbing Chains and Applications
Simulation Models
Introduction
The Simulation Process
Discrete Random Variables
Discrete Event Simulation
Continuous Random Variables
Applications
Linear Programming Models
Introduction
Formulation of Linear Programming Problems
Linear Programming Problems and Duality
Duality, Sensitivity, and Uncertainty
Job Assignment
Networks and Flows
Appendix A: Projects and Presentations
Introduction
Types of Projects
Examples of Projects
Reports and Presentations
Evaluating Project Reports
Sources of Projects.