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Object-Oriented Discrete-Event Simulation with Java

A Practical Introduction


Part of the Series in Computer Systems book series (SCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. José M. Garrido
    Pages 1-15
  3. José M. Garrido
    Pages 17-30
  4. José M. Garrido
    Pages 55-69
  5. José M. Garrido
    Pages 71-96
  6. José M. Garrido
    Pages 97-111
  7. José M. Garrido
    Pages 113-125
  8. José M. Garrido
    Pages 127-138
  9. José M. Garrido
    Pages 139-147
  10. José M. Garrido
    Pages 149-158
  11. José M. Garrido
    Pages 159-166
  12. José M. Garrido
    Pages 167-182
  13. José M. Garrido
    Pages 183-196
  14. José M. Garrido
    Pages 197-211
  15. José M. Garrido
    Pages 213-217
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 219-256

About this book


Researches and developers of simulation models state that the Java program­ ming language presents a unique and significant opportunity for important changes in the way we develop simulation models today. The most important characteristics of the Java language that are advantageous for simulation are its multi-threading capabilities, its facilities for executing programs across the Web, and its graphics facilities. It is feasible to develop compatible and reusable simulation components that will facilitate the construction of newer and more complex models. This is possible with Java development environments. Another important trend that begun very recently is web-based simulation, i.e., and the execution of simulation models using Internet browser software. This book introduces the application of the Java programming language in discrete-event simulation. In addition, the fundamental concepts and prac­ tical simulation techniques for modeling different types of systems to study their general behavior and their performance are introduced. The approaches applied are the process interaction approach to discrete-event simulation and object-oriented modeling. Java is used as the implementation language and UML as the modeling language. The first offers several advantages compared to C++, the most important being: thread handling, graphical user interfaces (QUI) and Web computing. The second language, UML (Unified Modeling Language) is the standard notation used today for modeling systems as a collection of classes, class relationships, objects, and object behavior.


C++ Java Simula Unified Modeling Language (UML) class model modeling simulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Kennesaw State UniversityKennesawUSA

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