computer simulation

Software that models the dynamics of a real scenario in order to create a computerized version for learning and training. For example, real-time simulation is used for airline and fighter pilot training. Animated runways and enemy flight forces are recreated in a room called a simulator. A simulator also involves a headset, a chair, and other elements to ensure that it moves and sounds like the real thing. Computer simulation can also refer to the process of imitating a real phenomenon with a set of mathematical formulas (for example, weather conditions, chemical reactions, or biological processes). Any phenomena that can be reduced to mathematical data can be simulated on a computer.

See also : simulation  
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