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Monte Carlo Simulation

Monte Carlo simulation basics

• r is uniformly distributed from 0 to 1

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Unit, Uniform random number generator

• Excel• RAND()

• Basic• RND

• Do not use random between• There is not enough discrimination

Procedure for generating 1000 Uniform random numbers in Excel

A1:A1000

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3

Input formula for randomnumber “=Rand()” in cell A1

Copy and paste the formula from A1 and type here A1:A1000, press <ENTER> twice.

1000 Uniform random numbers are generated. Press F9 several times to generate a new set.

Exercise: Simulate flipping a coin

• Simulate• 10 coin flips

• 100 coin flips

• 1000 coin flips

• 10 000 coin flips

• Use the running average

• How many coin flips do you need to be within 1% deviation:49% and 51%

How many trials?

• Steady-state• A steady-state solution is reached when the output of the simulation from one iteration

to the next changes negligibly

• When calculating means and variances: 1 000 iterations is usually sufficient

• If calculating confidence limits, many more iterations are required; after all, for 99% confidence limits the sample size for the number of random deviates exceeding the confidence limit is 1/100th the number of iterations

• How many coin flips are needed to reach steady-state?

• Take coin flipping example to steady state

Simulation of 1000 coin flips in Excel

Use formula “=IF(RAND()<0.5,1,0)”

Generating random numbers

• Set r equal to F(x) for the desired distribution and solve for x

• Exponential distribution example

ln(r)1

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r)-ln(1-x

x-r)-ln(1

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Normal random number generators

• Excel• Use the Normal inverse function

• =NORM.INV(RAND(),MEAN,STD)

• Slow with large data sets

• Uses numerical integration

• Fast alternative <Random2.xls>

( ) μσπ += )rcos(2)2ln(r-x21

Simulate a Normal random variable

• Mean = 50

• Standard deviation = 4

• Generate 1000 random numbers with Excel

• Verify in Jasp or another software package

• How many outliers?

Circuit example

•P = V2/R• Voltage (V) is Normally distributed

• mean = 12

• standard deviation = 0.1

• Resistance (R) is Normally distributed• mean = 2

• standard deviation = 0.2

Where does input data come from?

• Current production

• Supplier

• Discuss how to obtain mean and standard deviation for voltage and resistance

Circuit example

1. What does the power distribution look like?• Specifications

• 72 ± 10

• Will this circuit design meet specifications?

2. Change standard deviation of voltage to 0.3 and standard deviation of resistance to 0.4

• What is the mean and standard deviation of power?

3. Change standard deviation of voltage to 0.5 and standard deviation of resistance to 0.6

Summary

• Simulation can be used to model systems when inputs are known

• Verify all inputs

• Validate models

• Models may be useful even if incomplete

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