Simulation Methodology for Statisticians, Operations Analysts, and Engineers (1988): 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Simulation Methodology for Statisticians, Operations Analysts, and Engineers (1988)

1st Edition

By P. W. A. Lewis, Ed McKenzie

Chapman and Hall/CRC

434 pages

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Students of statistics, operations research, and engineering will be informed of simulation methodology for problems in both mathematical statistics and systems simulation. This discussion presents many of the necessary statistical and graphical techniques.

A discussion of statistical methods based on graphical techniques and exploratory data is among the highlights of Simulation Methodology for Statisticians, Operations Analysts, and Engineers.

For students who only have a minimal background in statistics and probability theory, the first five chapters provide an introduction to simulation.

Table of Contents


Definition of Simulation

Golden Rules and Principles of Simulation

Modeling: Illustrative Examples and Problems

The Modeling Aspect of Simulation

Single-Server, Single-Input, First-In/First-Out (FIFO) Queue

Multiple-Server, Single-Input Queue

An Example from Statistics: The Trimmed t Statistic

An Example from Engineering: Reliability of Series Systems

A Military Problem: Proportional Navigation

Comments on the Examples

Crude (or Straightforward) Simulation and Monte Carlo

Introduction: Pseudo-Random Numbers

Crude Simulation

Details of Crude Simulation

A Worked Example: Passage of Ships Through a Mined Channel

Generation of Random Permutations

Uniform Pseudo-Random Variable Generation

Introduction: Properties of Pseudo-Random Variables

Historical Perspectives

Current Algorithms

Recommendations for Generators

Computational Considerations

The Testing of Pseudo-Random Number Generators

Conclusions on Generating and Testing Pseudo-Random Number Generators


Descriptions and Quantifications of Univariate Samples: Numerical Summaries


Sample Moments

Percentiles, the Empirical Cumulative Distribution Function, and Goodness-of-Fit Tests


Descriptions and Quantifications of Univariate Samples: Graphical Summaries


Numerical and Graphical Representations of the Probability Density Function

Alternative Graphical Methods for Exploring Distributions

Comparisons in Multifactor Simulations: Graphical and Formal Methods


Graphical and Numerical Representation of Multifactor Simulation Experiments

Specific Considerations for Statistical Simulation

Summary and Computing Resources

Assessing Variability in Univariate Samples: Sectioning, Jackknifing, and Bootstrapping



Assessing Variability of Sample Means and Percentiles

Sectioning to Assess Variability: Arbitrary Estimates from Non-Normal Samples

Bias Elimination

Variance Assessment with the Complete Jackknife

Variance Assessment with the Bootstrap

Simulation Studies of Confidence Interval Estimation Schemes

Bivariate Random Variables: Definitions, Generation, and Graphical Analysis


Specification and Properties of Bivariate Random Variables

Numerical and Graphical Analyses for Bivariate Data

The Bivariate Inverse Probability Integral Transform

Ad Hoc and Model-Based Methods for Bivariate Random Variable Generation

Variance Reduction


Antithetic Variates: Induced Negative Correlation

Control Variables

Conditional Sampling

Importance Sampling

Stratified Sampling

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Operations Research
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General