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Tools for Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and simulation as an emerging discipline involves replication of systems through computational tools with the main goal to understand and predict phenomena represented by the systems. Through replication, these tools enable investigation of systems in settings that would otherwise be extremely difficult or even impossible to investigate, show what phenomena would look like if they took place at much faster or slower speeds than in real time, and avoid the risks and ethical constraints involved in real-world experiments; and they are usually far less expensive than conducting experiments with the real system at hand. Modeling and simulation tools not only are useful for scientists and engineers but also afford a unique learning platform for students of all ages. While a large array of tools ...

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