Cosma / Communication / Media / Simulation


NatlCtrSim (YouTube Channel)


simulation : the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another — Merriam-Webster   See also OneLook

Simulation (FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing)


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model represents the key characteristics or behaviors of the selected physical or abstract system or process. The model represents the system itself, whereas the simulation represents the operation of the system over time. Simulation is used in many contexts, such as simulation of technology for performance optimization, safety engineering, testing, training, education, and video games. Training simulators include flight simulators for training aircraft pilots to provide them with a lifelike experience. Simulation is also used with scientific modelling of natural systems or human systems to gain insight into their functioning. Simulation can be used to show the eventual real effects of alternative conditions and courses of action. Simulation is also used when the real system cannot be engaged, because it may not be accessible, or it may be dangerous or unacceptable to engage, or it is being designed but not yet built, or it may simply not exist. Key issues in simulation include acquisition of valid source information about the relevant selection of key characteristics and behaviours, the use of simplifying approximations and assumptions within the simulation, and fidelity and validity of the simulation outcomes. — Wikipedia

Simulation (Encyclopædia Britannica)


Modeling & Simulation Resources (University of Baltimore)



Talks about Simulation (TED: Ideas Worth Spreading)
Articles about Simulation (Big Think)




Computer Simulations Then and Now: an Introduction and Historical Reassessment (Arianna Borrelli & Janina Wellmann, NTM Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin)


DDC: 003.3 Simulation (Library Thing)
Subject: Simulation (Library Thing)

Subject: Simulation (Open Library)

LCC: QA 76.9.C6 Simulation (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QA 76.9.C6 Simulation (Library of Congress)
Subject: Simulation (Library of Congress)

Subject: Simulation (WorldCat)




MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


Computational Thinking for Modeling and Simulation (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Data Analysis: Statistical Modeling and Computation in Applications (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Simulation Courses (edX)


International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
ACM Special Interest Group on Simulation (ACM SIGSIM)


Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation)
Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International

Simulation (EurekaAlert, AAAS)
Simulation (JSTOR)
Simulation (NPR Archives)



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SAGE Publications Ltd STM: SIMULATION: Table of Contents Table of Contents for SIMULATION. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Creation Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Type, Print Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Record Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS, SS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other



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