Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_1107

For a mathematical model, especially a computer-based one, verification is the process by which the computational procedure (computer software) is checked to determine if it is error free (debugged) and the determination that the model, as represented by the calculations or software, does what the analyst intended. A model is said to be verified if it (the computation) correctly executes the intended calculations. Validation; Verification, validation and testing of models .

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA