Methods of computer simulations
Methods of computer simulations by Romuald Kotowski is an introduction to the very big and fascinating world of computer simulations. The idea of this book is to show how wide is the spectrum of methods which can be used for the every specific subject under consideration.
In this book the following subjects are discussed:
- mathematical modelling versus computer simulations, fundamentals of mathematics,
- an example of the physical theory, theoretical assumptions on the behaviour of that physical systems,
- cellular automata,
- deterministic chaos,
- fundamentals of mechanics
- the model of the motion of the planets around the sun is presented,
- many notions of the motion of material points and solid rigid bodies are reminded,
- many real systems exhibit stochastic (random) behaviour,
- linear programming,
- genetic algorithms.
The book is intended for students of computer simulation classes conducted in English.
Romuald Kotowski is a professor of Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, Faculty of Computer Science, head of the Department of Mechanics, Informatics and Robotics. He conducts lectures, seminars and laboratory classes with students in physics, mathematics, databases, computer simulation methods, computer modeling methods, system analysis, programming, mechanics and the application of numerical methods in mechanics and technology.