a computer program that models a real situation, for example, a re-creation of a science experiment that would be expensive or difficult to perform live or a commercial program.
An alternative to human or animal research in which A mathematical model of a behavioral process is simulated on a computer.
(computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program; "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"
an interactive model of some real-world event
A general term that refers to the use of computers to execute a model which is represented by a computer program that gives information about the object, situation or system being examined.
Imitation of a process with the aid of a computer. Simple physiological processes can be simulated by computers.
A method of instruction in which students use a computerised business model to explore and solve business issues.
A computer technique to predict the outcome of various events in the future, given many variables. When there are many variables, simulation is often the only way to reasonably predict the outcome.
A computer technique that predicts the outcome of various events in the future, given variables. Often simulation is the only way to predict outcomes when there are many variables.
A prediction of the outcome of events by using actual data and attempting to mimic the environment on a computer. Computer simulations are used often in predicting the weather.
The use of a computer to simulate a phenomenon or system in order to study its properties. In psychology, the simulation usually involves an attempt to program a computer to mimic how the mind processes information and solves problems. In this sense, the computer program is literally a theory of how the mind functions. See also artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, information-processing model.
A computer simulation or a computer model is a computer program that attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system. Computer simulations have become a useful part of mathematical modelling of many natural systems in physics (Computational Physics), chemistry and biology, human systems in economics, psychology, and social science and in the process of engineering new technology, to gain insight into the operation of those systems. Traditionally, the formal modeling of systems has been via a mathematical model, which attempts to find analytical solutions to problems which enables the prediction of the behaviour of the system from a set of parameters and initial conditions.