Dynamic Modeling introduces an approach to modeling that makes it a more practical, intuitive endeavour. 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. Part I provides an introduction to modeling dynamic systems, while Part II offers general methods for modeling. Parts III through to VIII then 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. A clear, approachable introduction to the modeling process, of interest in any field where real problems can be illuminated by computer simulation.
- Paperback | 268 pages
- 152 x 229 x 14mm | 363g
- 31 Jul 2012
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- New York, NY, United States
- Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
- black & white illustrations
Table of contents
Introduction * Some General Methods for Modeling * Chemistry Models * Genetics Models * Ecological Models * Economic Models * Engineering Models * Conclusion * Appendix
About Bruce Hannon
Dynamic modeling refers to the use of computer programs to simulate the behavior of complex, changing systems. Such systems range from weather forecasting to the environmental impact of a pesticide to the economics of fish harvests. Hannon and Ruth have written an introduction to modeling that is welcomed by students in disciplines ranging from biology to chemistry to engineering to economics.