Types of simulation

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Publication BookChapter
Title Types of simulation
Author(s) Davidsson, Paul ; Verhagen, Harko
Date 2013
Editor(s) Edmonds, Bruce; Meyer, Ruth
English abstract
This chapter describes the main purposes of computer simulation and gives an overview of the main issues that should be regarded when developing computer simulations. While there are two basic ways of representing a system in a simulation model – the equation-based or macroscopic approach and the individual-based or microscopic approach – this chapter (as the rest of the handbook) focuses on the latter. It discusses the various options a modeller faces when choosing how to represent individuals, their interactions and their environment in a simulation model.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-93813-2_3 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Simulating Social Complexity
Series/Issue Understanding Complex Systems;
ISSN 1860-0832
ISBN 978-3-540-93812-5
978-3-540-93813-2
Pages 23-36
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Computer simulation
Social simulation
Technology
Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15709 (link to this page)

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