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Welcome to the open text edition. Similarly to the previous two editions, the book is intended as an introductory textbook for a first course in discrete-event simulation modeling and analysis for upper-level undergraduate students as well as entering graduate students. While the text is focused towards engineering students (primarily industrial engineering) it could also be utilized by advanced business majors, computer science majors, and other disciplines where simulation is practiced. Practitioners interested in learning simulation and Arena could also use this book independently of a course.

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Rossetti, M.D. (2021). Simulation Modeling and Arena, 3rd and Open Text Edition. Retrieved from licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Release History

You are reading the 3rd edition of Simulation Modeling and Arena by Dr. Manuel D. Rossetti. Because of its on-line nature, updated versions of the book will be released, as needed, to correct issues and possibly add new material that would not warrant a new edition. This section summarizes noteworthy updates.

  • 3rd Edition, Version 1.0, released June 14, 2021
    • first main release of text book
    • files and supporting materials are related to Arena, version 16.0

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