Introduction to Simulation

This page contains general information about the course "Introduction to Simulation", which usually takes place in the winter term. Information on the currently running course can be found here.

Summary

"Introduction to Simulation" (ItS) is a 2V+2Ü course held in the winter term at the Fakultät für Informatik of the Universität Magdeburg. It is worth 5 CP for Bachelor Students and 6 CP for Master Students, including additional assignments. "ItS" is a course designed to give students a basic knowledge of simulation and to provide them with first experience of using a simulation package. Some experience in programming and knowledge of first-year applied mathematics are recommended for this course.

The lectures (Vorlesungen) will be in English. Practical classes (Übungen) will be offered both in English and in German.

Goals of the Course

  • To learn the basics of two important classes of simulation:
    • Discrete-event Monte-Carlo simulation,
    • Continuous simulation with ODEs
  • To learn to use the simulation software AnyLogic
  • To gain experience in solving engineering problems using simulation
  • To provide the basis for subsequent simulation courses, such as
    • Diskrete Simulation
    • Kontinuierliche Simulation
    • Simulation Project
    • Applied Discrete Modelling
    • Simulationssysteme

After completing this course, students will know the basics of simulation and modelling of both continuous and discrete systems. This prepares them for

  • Advanced courses
  • Internship (Praktikum)
  • Bachelorthesis
  • Masterthesis

in the field of Simulation.

ItS is thus designed to be a general entry to simulation studies in Magdeburg. Students planning to take simulation courses are strongly recommended to attend ItS.

Further Information

  • Modulbeschreibung (pdf)
  • Exercises and homework assignments will include both traditional-type questions and the practical use of a simulation tool to solve simulation problems.
  • This course is a prerequisite for the Simulation Project, which is offered in the summer term. Simulation Project can be used for Bachelor students as WPF FIN SMK or as a normal Wahlpflichtfach.
  • The course Introduction to Simulation can be used for the following modules / Die Lehrveranstaltung "Introduction to Simulation" entspricht folgenden Modulen:
    • Bachelor IngIF: Pflicht
    • Bachelor CV: Wahlpflicht Informatik
    • Bachelor INF: Wahlpflicht Informatik
    • Bachelor WIF: Wahlpflicht Informatik / Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Evaluation Results 2016/17 (pdf)
  • Evaluation Results 2015/16 (pdf)
  • Evaluation Results 2014/15 (pdf)

Workload of the Course

   

Lectures

Exercise

   
 

Topic

Attendance

Revision

Attendance

Revision

Assignments

Semester
Assignment

1 Introduction 2 1 - - - 1
2 Modelling ODEs 2 1 2 1 1 3
3 Example ODEs 2 1 2 1 - -
4 Solving ODEs 2 1 2 1 3 -
5 Discrete-Event
Simulation
2 1 2 1 2 4
6 Random Variables / RNG 2 1 2 1 3 -
7 Input Modelling 2 1 2 1 3 3
8 Output Analysis 2 1 2 1 3 3
9 Stochastic Petri Nets 2 1 2 1 2 -
10 Markov Chains 2 1 2 1 - -
11 Agent-based Modelling and Simulation 2 1 2 1 - -
12 Verification and Validation 2 1 2 1 - 4
13 Comparing Systems 2 1 2 1 - 6
  Totals 26 13 24 12 17 24
 

Total hours used

116

 

Workload for 5CP

150

 

Hours still available

34

(for exam preparation, organizational stuff, etc.)

 


 

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