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Dynamic Modeling

  • Bruce Hannon
  • Matthias Ruth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-15
  3. Some General Methods for Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
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  4. Chemistry Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
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  5. Genetics Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
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  6. Ecological Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
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  7. Economic Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
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  8. Engineering Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
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  9. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-248

About this book

Introduction

Computer models offer a means of interpreting and analyzing the dynamics of real-world systems ranging from population growth to ozone depletion. Dynamic Modeling introduces an approach to modeling that makes it a more practical, intuitive endeavor. The book enables readers to convert their understanding of a phenomenon to a computer model, and then to run the model and let it yield the inevitable dynamic consequences built into the structure of the model. Dynamic Modeling uses STELLA II software to develop simulation models. Part I provides an introduction to modeling dynamic systems. Part II offers general methods for modeling. Parts III through VIII apply these methods to model real-world phenomena from chemistry, genetics, ecology, economics, and engineering. To develop and execute dynamic simulation models, Dynamic Modeling comes with STELLA II run-time software for Windows-based computers, as well as computer files of sample models used in the book. Dynamic Modeling offers a clear, approachable introduction to the modeling process, and will be of interest in any field where real problems can be illuminated by computer simulation.

Keywords

Dynamics computer simulation model modeling simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruce Hannon
    • 1
  • Matthias Ruth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Energy and Environmental StudiesBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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