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Brock University
Department of Computer Science

COSC 3P96: Discrete Event Simulation

Winter 2018 Instructor: Vlad Wojcik mail.gif (1189 bytes) TA Support:John Orth
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darkDot.gif (501 bytes)COURSE OBJECTIVE:

To give students a considerable insight into the discrete-event simulation methodology, being an extension, but not the replacement, of analythical methods of queueing theory. Upon completion of the course the participants will be able to model real-life situations and also to interpret the results of simulation experiments using statistical terms. Nevertheless, it is essential that students refresh their knowledge of Probability Theory and Statistics before taking this course. A cheat sheet may be of help here.


Have you seen the movie "The Matrix"? Probably. Nice action flick, with many improbable but highy entertaining situations. But: Have you seen the movie "The Thirteenth Floor"? Not likely. This is a better movie based on similar idea, but it did not make the splash in North America. Unlike "The Matrix", the plot of "The Thirteenth Floor" is much more realistic... Watch that move. You will have good time; also, it may make you think. It may put simulation in a new light.

After all, are you familiar with the simulation argument?

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)TOPICS COVERED:

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)TEXTBOOKS:

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)SIMULATION TOOLS:

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)SIMSCRIPT II.5 TOOLS: Blitz Overview


Advanced Reading:

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)SELECTED LECTURE NOTES:

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)MARKING SCHEME:

CAUTION: The Department reserves the right to scan submissions using electronic means, in order to ensure the originality of students' work.

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)NOTES:

In case a given mark is perceived unjust or unclear by a student, s/he is encouraged to see the instructor to discuss the issue. Depending on the case s/he is able to make, a mark can be modified. The deadline to contact the instructor on these matters is one week after the mark has been issued. Marks not disputed within this period will be considered final.

darkDot.gif (501 bytes)PENALTIES:

Possible lateness in assignment submission is counted in days, each period of a day ending at 4 PM. The penalty for late submission of assignments is 25% up to three days (or a part of a day). After that period the penalty is 100%.

While honest cooperation between students is considered appropriate, the Department considers plagiarism a serious offense. For clarification on these issues you are directed to the statement of Departmental Policies and Procedures.

cameo.gif (1740 bytes)Instructor: Vlad Wojcikmail.gif (1189 bytes)
Revised: Sunday, 11 February, 2018 8:53 PM
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