1.1 Name several entities, attributes, activities, events, and state
variables for the following systems:
(a) A cafeteria
(b) A grocery
(c) A laundromat
(d) A fast-food restaurant
(e) A hospital
(f) A taxicab company with 10 taxis
(g) An automobile
1.4 A simulation is to be
conducted of cooking a spaghetti dinner, to discover at what time a
should start in order to have the meal on the table by 7:00 P.M.
Download a recipe from the
web for preparing a spaghetti dinner (or ask a
friend or relative for the recipe). As best you can,
trace what you
understand to be needed, in the data-collection phase of the simulation process
Figure 1.3, in order to perform a simulation in which the model includes
each step in the recipe.
What are the events, activities, and state variables
in this system?