A response to changes in the field, second edition has been extensively updated to help readers build an in-depth and intuitive understanding of basic concepts, Simulation of Dynamic Systems with MATLAB® and Simulink®, mathematical tools, and the common principles of various simulation models for different phenomena.
. As with most things, simulation is best learned through practice―but explosive growth in the field requires a new learning approach. A seminal text covering the simulation design and analysis of a broad variety of systems using two of the most modern software packages available today. Particularly adept at enabling students new to the field to gain a thorough understanding of the basics of continuous simulation in a single semester, and also provides a more advanced treatment of the subject for researchers and simulation professionals.
From the foreword by chris bauer, pe, cmsp continuous-system simulation is an increasingly important tool for optimizing the performance of real-world systems, PhD, economics, and a massive transformation has occurred in the application of simulation in fields ranging from engineering and physical sciences to medicine, biology, and applied mathematics.
Ideal for such courses, this classroom-tested introductory text presents a flexible, multifaceted approach through which simulation can play a prominent role in validating system design and training personnel involved. More universities are offering courses―as well as masters and Ph. D programs―in both continuous-time and discrete-time simulation, promoting a new interdisciplinary focus that appeals to undergraduates and beginning graduates from a wide range of fields.
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Verification, Validation, and Testing of Engineered Systems
The second category is composed of students and faculties of Systems, Electrical, Aerospace, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering schools. Notably, quality-cost expended on performing VVT activities and correcting system defects consumes about half of the overall engineering cost. Corresponding to these activities, this part also describes 17 non-testing systems' VVT methods Chapter-4 and 33 testing systems' methods Chapter-5.
Fundamentally, this book is written with two categories of audience in mind. University instructors will most likely use the book to provide engineering students with knowledge about VVT, as well as to give students an introduction to formal modeling and optimization of VVT strategy. Verification, validation and testing of Engineered Systems provides a comprehensive compendium of VVT activities and corresponding VVT methods for implementation throughout the entire lifecycle of an engineered system.
Finally, this part describes the methodology used to validate the quality model along with a case study describing a system’s quality improvements Chapter-8. The second part describes 40 systems' development VVT activities Chapter-2 and 27 systems' post-development activities Chapter-3. In addition, the book strives to alleviate the fundamental testing conundrum, when should one stop testing? In other words, namely: What should be tested? How should one test? When should one test? And, how should one select a VVT strategy and how it be optimized? The book is organized in three parts: The first part provides introductory material about systems and VVT concepts.
This book may be fully covered in two to three graduate level semesters; although parts of the book may be covered in one semester.
Introduction to Optimum Design
Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text using Excel and MATLAB as learning and teaching aids. It is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization at the undergraduate or graduate level in engineering departments of all disciplines, aerospace, with a primary focus on mechanical, and civil engineering courses.
Through a basic and organized approach, illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples, yet simplified manner, the text describes engineering design optimization in a rigorous, and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Introduction to optimum design, Fourth Edition, carries on the tradition of the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses.
This fourth edition has been reorganized, and enhanced with new material, rewritten in parts, making the book even more appealing to instructors regardless of course level. Includes basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods that are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnablePresents applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problemsProvides practical design examples that introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the bookContains chapter on several advanced optimum design topics that serve the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses.
Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms with CD-ROM and InfoTrac
As in every edition, winston reinforces the book's successful features and coverage with the most recent developments in the field. It moves beyond a mere study of algorithms without sacrificing the rigor that faculty desire. The market-leading textbook for the course, winston's OPERATIONS RESEARCH owes much of its success to its practical orientation and consistent emphasis on model formulation and model building.
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Making Hard Decisions with DecisionTools
At the end of each chapter, topics are illustrated with step-by-step instructions for DecisionTools. Cengage Learning. Making hard decisions with decisiontools is a new edition of bob clemen's best-selling title, MAKING HARD DECISIONS. This straightforward book teaches the fundamental ideas of decision analysis, without an overly technical explanation of the mathematics used in decision analysis.
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Modeling and Simulation In SIMULINK for Engineers and Scientists
However, the key features of the tex Used book in Good Condition. The subject matter of this book is to present the procedural steps required for modeling and simulating the basic dynamic system problems in SIMULINK a supplementary part of MATLAB which follow some definitive model. Cengage Learning. Used book in Good Condition.
Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition Applied Software Engineering Series
Used book in Good Condition. Emphasizing leadership principles and practices, Antipatterns: Managing Software Organizations and People, Second Edition catalogs 49 business practices that are often precursors to failure. The authors, graduate faculty at Penn State University, cartoons, avoid an overly scholarly style and infuse the text with entertaining sidebars, stories, and jokes.
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It provides time-tested advice to help you overcome bad practices through successful interaction with your clients, customers, supervisors, peers, and subordinates. It includes thought-provoking exercises that each describe a situation, ask which antipatterns are present, and explain how to refactor the situation.
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Advanced Engineering Mathematics 2nd Edition
This clear, pedagogically rich book develops a strong understanding of the mathematical principles and practices that today's engineers need to know. Used book in Good Condition. Cengage Learning. Its comprehensive instructional framework supports a conversational, down-to-earth narrative style, offering easy accessibility and frequent opportunities for application and reinforcement.
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Requirements Engineering for Software and Systems Applied Software Engineering Series
Vignettes at the end of each chapter provide mini-case studies showing how the learning in the chapter can be employed in real systems. Various exemplar systems illustrate points throughout the book, a point of sale system, and four systems in particular―a baggage handling system, a smart home system, and a wet well pumping system―are used repeatedly.
Since the ﬁrst edition of this text, there have been many changes and improvements. Requirements engineering is a dynamic ﬁeld and this text keeps pace with these changes. Solid requirements engineering has increasingly been recognized as the key to improved, on-time, and on-budget delivery of software and systems projects.
These systems involve application domains with which most readers are likely to be familiar, and they cover a wide range of applications from embedded to organic in both industrial and consumer implementations. This textbook provides a comprehensive treatment of the theoretical and practical aspects of discovering, validating, modeling, and writing requirements for systems of all kinds, analyzing, testing, with an intentional focus on software-intensive systems.
Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. This third edition includes many new topics, additional exercises, expanded discussions, and more examples. Cengage Learning. This book was written to support both undergraduate and graduate requirements engineering courses.
The book offers practical information for those helping diverse teams succeed in today's demanding climate. A-i theory and associated inventory KAI have been extensively researched and are increasingly used to assist teambuilding and personnel management. This reprint contains some new insights by Dr. For those working with diverse, problem solving teams managing complex change, this is a must have book.
Adaption-innovation is a timely and comprehensive text written for anyone who wants to know more about dealing with problem solving, thinking style, creativity and team dynamics. In an age when teams have become critical to successful problem solving, Adaption-Innovation A-I theory is a model in this field, which aims to increase collaboration and reduce conflict within groups.
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In the context of the management of diversity and change, dr kirton outlines the central concepts of the theory, including the processes of problem solving, decision making and creativity as well as explanatory concepts such as the paradox of structure; coping behaviour; the distinction between how teams collaborate on the common task and how teams manage their own diversity.
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Getting Started with Simulink
We''ll start with a brief introduction, and immediately start placing the first blocks. What you will learn from this book understand the pros and cons of simulink describe your ideas using block diagrams tune your simulation parameters Draw clean, uncluttered models by reusing the logic and subdividing it into inner blocks Run simulations with the appropriate source blocks Analyse the simulation results with the scope block Implement S-functions to reuse legacy code Interface Simulink with applications outside the MATLAB environment Approach This practical and easy-to-understand learning tutorial is one big exciting exercise for students and engineers that are always short on their schedules and want to regain some lost time with the help of Simulink.
Packed with illustrations and step-by-step walkthroughs. Used book in Good Condition. Who this book is written for This book is aimed at students and engineers who need a quick start with Simulink. Used book in Good Condition. By the time you close the book, you'll be able to further extend your modelling skills without any help.
Block after block, you can develop your ideas without struggling with obscure programming languages and you don't have to wait to debug your algorithm - just launch a simulation! Getting Started with Simulink will give you comprehensive knowledge of Simulink's capabilities. Used book in Good Condition. This book will give you an easy understanding of the tools Simulink offers you, testing, guiding you through a complex exercise split into the three main phases of Simulink development: modelling, and interfacing.