Simulation with Arena

© 2015
by W. David Kelton, Randall Sadowski, Nancy Zupick

6th Edition 656 Pages Hardback
9780073401317 0073401315
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Simulation with Arena provides a comprehensive treatment of simulation using industry-standard Arena software. The textbook begins by having the reader develop simple high-level models, and then progresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments is integrated with the modeling chapters, reflecting the importance of mathematical modeling of these activities. An informal, tutorial writing style is used to aid the beginner in fully understanding the ideas and topics presented. The academic version of Arena and example files are also available through the book's website.

McGraw-Hill's Connect, is also available as an optional, add on item. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, how they need it, so that class time is more effective. Connect allows the professor to assign homework, quizzes, and tests easily and automatically grades and records the scores of the student's work. Problems are randomized to prevent sharing of answers an may also have a "multi-step solution" which helps move the students' learning along if they experience difficulty.

1) What Is Simulation?

2) Fundamental Simulation Concepts

3) A Guided Tour Through Arena

4) Modeling Basic Operations and Inputs

5) Modeling Detailed Operations

6) Statistical Analysis of Output from Terminating Simulations

7) Intermediate Modeling and Steady-State Statistical Analysis

8) Entity Transfer

9) A Sampler of Further Modeling Issues and Techniques

10) Arena Integration and Customization

11) Continuous and Combined Discrete/Continuous Models

12) Further Statistical Issues

13) Conducting Simulation Studies

Appendix A - A Functional Specification for The Washington Post

Appendix B - A Refresher on Probability and Statistics

Appendix C - Arena's Probability Distributions

Appendix D - Academic Software Installation Instructions

References

Index

New to this Edition

Also available with this edition is MHE's Online Learning Center that features numerous instructor resources including solutions to the problems, an image library, and new lecture PowerPoints for each chapter. You will also find a test bank for each chapter that allows instructors to assign online homework and quizzes - this online homework is gradable and can be edited by instructors.

McGraw-Hill Education Connect is a digital teaching and learning environment that improves performance over a variety of critical outcomes; it is easy to use; and it is proven effective.

This edition has been updated throughout to move to Arena version 14.5, which contains many new and useful features. All content and screenshots have been updated accordingly, as have all example files.

Available within McGraw-Hill Education's Connect, SmartBook makes study time as productive and efficient as possible. It identifies and closes knowledge gaps through a continually adapting reading experience that provides personalized learning resources at the precise moment of need. This ensures that every minute spent with SmartBook is returned to the student as the most value-added minute possible. The result? More confidence, better grades, and greater success.

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