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Old 04-29-2008
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Hi I donĀ“t really know where to put this,
but I wonder which books you really can recommend, raising your knowledge in everything which is worth knowing when you do simulation.
To start, I got one book to recommend which really is worth reading if you have to deal with material flow systems:
Factory Physics by Hopp and Spearman.
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Hi Nico,

I am reading

"Business Dynamics"-Systems Thinking and Modeling for a complex World.

from Stermann (Irwin McGraw-Hill) at the moment.

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Useful topic Nico,

More software than simulation specific i'm reading (slowly, haven't got back into it for a while) beginning visual C++ 2005 by Ivor Horton. Not bad if you've got a lot of time, its a big book. But I guess object oriented programming is a big topic.

Wondering how the titles mentioned (or others?) deal generally with distributions in material flow? Thats the concept im struggling the most with at the moment, in particular when i realised that the random number drop down selection is actually a uniform distribution!

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A topic that is also worth reading about is DOE, or design of experiments. This is all about how would you perform experiments. Especially, if you have quite some variables you want to know as much as possible with a minimum amount of experiments.

An example which discusses DOE is: Applied statistics and probability for engineers by Douglas C. Montgomery and George C. Runger

And I definitely agree with Nico that "Factory Physics" is worth reading!
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I am still reading the classic text book:
Simulation Modeling and Analysis
Averill M. Law and W. David Kelton

It covers the basic simulation topics and also some useful practical guideline. I found it is useful although it may be too fundamental if you have been in the simulation area for years.
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