SIMULATING DYNAMIC PROCESSES WITH ENHANCED DESIRE.
H. James Harwood, Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Science, The University
of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The computer is a marvelous device for simulating all kinds of activity
and phenomena, including the generation of art and music. Simulations of
physical phenomena are particularly easily programmed by Monte Carlo techniques.
They enable programmers to work closely with models without being distracted
by mathematical manipulation. Continuous system modeling, using programs
such as CSMP, ACSL (with SymSolv), and Enhanced DESIRE, provides an alternative
to Monte Carlo programming that reduces the time and effort required. Enhanced
DESIRE (G. A. Korn, "Interactive Dynamic System Simulation," McGraw-Hill,
1989, ca. $60) is an inexpensive, interactive program that follows a BASIC
format and is particularly easy to use. Use of the program to calculate
the trajectories of an 1812 cannon ball and a bouncing ball as well as to
simulate simple and complex chemical systems will be illustrated. Results
from Monte Carlo and continuous system simulations of polymer modification
processes will be compared.
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