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The Science Of Simulation Modeling, Paul Savory, Gerald Mackulak Jan 1994

The Science Of Simulation Modeling, Paul Savory, Gerald Mackulak

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

Many people refer to simulation model building as an “intuitive art”. This implies that modeling can only be done by a select group of highly trained creative people and thus isolates many from considering simulation as a usable tool. Model building is a science that is learned through education, training and experience. In this paper, we discuss the role of science in performing a simulation study. We illustrate the teaching of the science of simulation by discussing the simulation curriculum at Arizona State University.