Qualitative Simulation Modeling and Analysis

  • Paul A. Fishwick
  • Paul A. Luker

Part of the Advances in Simulation book series (ADVS.SIMULATION, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Richard Scheines, Peter Spirtes, Clark Glymour
    Pages 72-97
  3. Yumi Iwasaki
    Pages 98-118
  4. Peter M. A. L. Hezemans, Leo C. M. M. van Geffen
    Pages 170-216
  5. Ralph H. Abraham
    Pages 240-262
  6. Wanda M. Austin, Behrokh Khoshnevis
    Pages 263-301
  7. Howard W. Beck, Paul A. Fishwick
    Pages 302-325
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 326-341

About this book


Recently there has been considerable interest in qualitative methods in simulation and mathematical model- ing. Qualitative Simulation Modeling and Analysis is the first book to thoroughly review fundamental concepts in the field of qualitative simulation. The book will appeal to readers in a variety of disciplines including researchers in simulation methodology, artificial intelligence and engineering. This book boldly attempts to bring together, for the first time, the qualitative techniques previously found only in hard-to-find journals dedicated to single disciplines. The book is written for scientists and engineers interested in improving their knowledge of simulation modeling. The "qualitative" nature of the book stresses concepts of invariance, uncertainty and graph-theoretic bases for modeling and analysis.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Fishwick
    • 1
  • Paul A. Luker
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer and Information Sciences DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCalifornia State University, ChicoChicoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-97400-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9072-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9580
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