A.3 Summary

This section covered a number of important concepts used within simulation including:

  • Generating pseudo-random numbers

  • Generating random variates and processes

Appendices F.1 and F.2 summarize many of the properties of common discrete and continuous distributions. These topics provide a solid foundation for modeling random components within simulation models. Not only should you now understand how random numbers are generated you also know how to transform those numbers to allow the generation from a wide variety of probability distributions. To further your study of random variate generation, you should study the generation of multi-variate distributions.