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Theory of Modeling and Simulation 3rd Edition by Bernard Zeigler, ISBN-13: 978-0128133705




  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Academic Press; 3rd edition (August 31, 2018)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 692 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0128133708
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0128133705


Theory of Modeling and Simulation (Third Edition) follows its predecessor in providing an authoritative and
complete theoretical solution for graduate and PhD students and working engineers interested in posing and
solving problems using the tools of mathematical modeling and computer simulation.
Emphasizing the integration of discrete event and continuous modeling approaches, the work discusses
the development of iterative systems specification of continuous processes, distributed simulation and its
potential to support the co-existence of multiple formalisms in model components. It covers hierarchical
model composition, model formulation, simulation model execution, and the model-building process.
It goes on to discuss the many issues surrounding model abstraction and model simplification, as well as
the organization of model libraries. A unifying concept, the iterative systems specification, enables models
at virtually any level of structure or behavior, to be transparently mapped into the Discrete Event System
Specification (DEVS) formalism.

Key Features
* Comprises 40% revised and expanded new edition of the classic book with many important post-2000
extensions to core theory
* Provides a streamlined introduction to DEVS formalism for modeling and simulation
* Presents a working foundation necessary for compliance with High Level Architecture (HLA) standards
* Offers a new online ancillary package comprising examples of theory implementation in DEVS-based
software, student solutions and instructor’s manual

Bernard P. Zeigler is Chief Scientist for RTSync Corp., and Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is internationally known for his 1976 foundational text Theory of Modeling and Simulation, revised for a third edition (Academic Press, 2018). He has published numerous books and research articles on the Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) formalism. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Society for Modeling and Simulation, International (SCS). He was inducted into the SCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame in 2009.

Zeigler is a co-Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation (ACIMS). RTSync is a spinoff of ACIMS devoted to transferring DEVS-based technology to general use. His latest book is, “Value-based Learning Healthcare Systems: Integrative modeling and simulation.” He is also on the staff of the C4I Center of George Mason University.

Bernie enjoys collaborating with scientists and engineers, young and old, around the world. If you have a question about DEVS, he can either answer it or direct you to a network of colleagues who might be able to.

“Guide to Modeling and Simulation for Systems of Systems” has been translated into Chinese and is now available in that version.


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