- Static vs. dynamic: A
*static*simulation model, sometimes called Monte Carlo simulation, represents a system at particular point in time. A*dynamic*simulation model represents systems as they change over time. - Deterministic vs. stochastic: A
*deterministic*simulation contains no random variable(s). e.g. patients arrvie in a doctor's office at a pre-scheduled time. A*stochastic*simulation involves one or more randome variables as input. - Discrete vs. continuous: (already discussed).

We are mainly dealing with *discrete-event system simulation*.

Meng Xiannong 2002-10-18