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Question 1: What is simulation?


Question 2: What three components are in a simulation program?


Question 3: What are we referring to here?

‘Defined to be a collection of entities (eg customers or machines) that act and interact together towards accomplishing some logical end (completed service).’


Question 4: What modelling element are we referring to here?

‘An object of interest in the system.’


Question 5: What modelling element are we referring to here?

‘A property of an entity.’


Question 6: What modelling element are we referring to here?

‘Refers to a change in the system state.’


Question 7: Which module in Arena is referred to as the birth node for entities?


Question 8: Which module is typically used to increment the index number of arriving temporary entities, or to change an entity type or image, to establish further decisions?


Question 9: Which module allows for decision-making processes in the system?


Question 10: What’s one advantage and one disadvantage of simulation?


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