Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer-Based Systems: Discrete Event Simulation Using Excel/VBA

David Elizandro, Hamdy Taha

May 15, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 550 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439871935 - CAT# K13300


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  • Examines concepts of discrete event simulation for computer-based systems
  • Describes concepts of experimental design and statistical sampling
  • Offers cost-effective discrete event simulation modeling tools and friendly implementation environment
  • Presents numerous examples of computer-based systems models
  • Includes a CD with programs and installation instructions


This book presents fundamental modeling tools, queueing theory, and discrete event simulation for evaluating computer-based systems. Assuming some familiarity with modeling concepts and Excel, the text is an excellent resource for those who need to learn the basics of discrete simulation and for those who wish to use discrete event simulation to model computer-based systems. The authors focus on practical applications, but also provide an overview of the required background theory.


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