Systems modeling and simulation

5 credits

What is modeling? What is simulation? What is simulation modeling and analysis? What types of problems are suitable for simulation? What are the benefits and pitfalls in modeling and simulation? These, and many others, critical questions are answered in this Course, which presents an introduction to computational and mathematical techniques for modeling, simulating, and analyzing the performance of various systems using simulation.

In particular, the course introduces Discrete-Event Simulation, a form of computer-aided model building and problem-solving approach extensively used in many disciplines from engineering, business, management, and economics. The goal is insight, a better understanding of how systems operate and respond to change.

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Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

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