Introduction


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Introduction
10101031030700IntroductionIn this chapter we review or introduce the basic concepts and vocabulary underlying modeling and simulation. Signals are defined and used to distinguish systems from their environment. System properties that play an important role in selecting mathematical formalisms for system modeling, analysis, and simulation are presented. Modeling and simulation are powerful ways of studying systems when direct interaction with the actual system is limited or undesirable. Empirical models can be used to represent input-output behavior. If we also want to represent internal system structure and functioning, an explanatory model is required. Depending on our interest in pas…
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Willem van Meurs, Ph.D.,: Modeling and Simulation in Biomedical Engineering: Applications in Cardiorespiratory Physiology. Introduction, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011), AccessEngineering Export