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dc.contributor.advisorSanchez, Susan M.
dc.contributor.authorPowers, Matthew J.
dc.dateSep-12
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-14T00:02:58Z
dc.date.available2012-11-14T00:02:58Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17441
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractSimulation has overcome critical obstacles to become a valuable method for obtaining insights about the behavior of complex systems. George Boxs famous assessment that all models are wrong, some are useful referred to statistical models, but should now be reimagined to reflect that many simulation models are right enough to aid in decision making for important practical problems. Over the past fifty years, simulation has transformed from its beginnings as a brute-force numerical integration method into an attractive and sophisticated option for decision makers. This is due, in part, to the exponential growth of computing power. Although other analytic approaches also benefit from this trend, keyword searches of several scholarly search engines reveal that the reliance on simulation is increasing more rapidly. A descriptive analysis paints a compelling picture simulation is frequently a researchers preferred method for supporting decision makers and may often be the first resort for complex real world issues.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theexponentialex1094517441
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleThe Exponential Expansion of Simulation How Simulation has Grown as a Research Toolen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLucas, Thomas W.
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorData analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorDesign of Experimenten_US
dc.subject.authorSimulation Historyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science In Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US


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