CAP 4800/CAP 5805: Computer Simulation
SummaryStudents will learn a series of modeling methods
used widely throughout science and engineering. These models capture
the behavior and dynamics of systems.
- Location: CSE E107, Time: 1:55PM MWF 7th Period
- Instructor: Dr. Paul
Fishwick, CSE 332, Office Hours: M,W: 3:00PM-4:00PM, Email
- TA: Zachary Ezzell, CSE
356,Office Hours: T,Th: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Course Content:
Instructor Lectures, Multimedia Demos, Exam Dates
- Course info, discussion, and chat on e-Learning. For videos: Step 1: Go to e-Learning; Step 2: Press Sakai System Entry (on left); Step 3: Click on CAP 5805 & CAP 4800; Step 4: Click Course Video Lectures (on left); Step 5: View class videos
- Special Elluminate Learning Sessions: JAR, MP4
- Distance Students: exams dates will have a 3 day window beginning with posted date
- Grade Breakdown:
Exam 1 (25%), Exam 2 (25%), Exam 3 (25%), Project (25%)
- Required Background: Programming Language Proficiency (Java, C/C++), Discrete
Structures, Program + Data Structures, Senior Year CS Mathematics (Calculus, Differential Equations)
- Required Text: none, Optional Text:
- Required Software:
Ptolemy II from this repository
- Ptolemy: Ptolemy model archive and
previous homeworks: hw1
- Project (due Oct 3 + Dec 5)
- Worldwind Multimedia Tour of Modeling & Simulation
,Modeling Scales and
- Agent-Based Modeling
- Topics for EXAM 1 (October 3,
Midterm 1 A with Answer Key pages: 1 2 3 4)
(Sample Midterm 1 B with Answer
- Exercises for Exam 1 with
- Fuzzy numbers: 1
- Random variables:
- Numerical Methods for Simulation Primer
- System: formal definition of a system, and its components: 1, 2
- Finite state machines: 1,2
- Turing Machines:
- Markov Models: 1
- Topics for EXAM 2 (November 7, 2012)
(Sample Midterm 2 A with Answer Key: key)
(Sample Midterm 2 B with
Answer Key: key)
- Exercises for Exam 2 with
- Petri Nets:
- Rule-Based Production Models:
- Event-Based Models: 1 (last
two pages), 2
- Rule-Based Cellular Automata: 1
- System Dynamics Graphs: 1, 2(diagram)
- Compartmental Modeling
- Lindenmeyer (L) Systems:
- Functional Block Models:
Topics for EXAM 3 (December 5, 2012)
Final Exam A)
Final Exam B with Answer Key: key)
- Digital logic models: 1
- Queuing models + Table simulation: 1
- Kinetic Graphs:
- Difference Equations: 1
- Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE):
- Delay-Differential equations:
- Partial Differential equations:
- Other Materials:
- Course Policies
- Qualifying Grade: A C- will not be a qualifying grade for critical tracking courses. In order to graduate, students must have an overall GPA and an upper-division GPA of 2.0 or better (C or better). Note: a C- average is equivalent to a GPA of 1.67, and therefore, it does not satisfy this graduation requirement. For more information on grades and grading policies, please visit: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/policies/regulationgrades.html.
- Honesty Policy: All students admitted to the University of Florida have signed a statement of academic honesty committing themselves to be honest in all academic work and understanding that failure to comply with this commitment will result in disciplinary action. This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a UF student and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this course and all others.
- Accommodation for Students with Disabilities: Students Requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide the student with documentation that he/she must provide to the course instructor when requesting accommodation.
- UF Counseling Services: Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals. The resources include:
- University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, Personal and Career Counseling.
- SHCC mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, Personal and Counseling.
- Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery and Education (CARE), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, sexual assault counseling.
- Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development assistance and counseling.
- Software Use: All faculty, staff and student of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to uphold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.