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Author Shrager, Jeff ♦ Jordan, Daniel S. ♦ Kiczales, Gregor ♦ Moran, Thomas P. ♦ Russell, Daniel M.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract The photocopier is one of the most complex machines because xerography involves many types of physical phenomena. ARIA is a qualitative simulation of xerography that is intended to teach technicians the reasons behind some of the subtle problems that occur in copiers. This effort to model xerography exposed shortcomings in the techniques of qualitative modeling as applied to complex systems and helped to better understand the impact of certain basic modeling decisions.
Description Affiliation: Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Palo Alto, CA (Shrager, Jeff; Jordan, Daniel S.; Moran, Thomas P.; Kiczales, Gregor; Russell, Daniel M.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 12
Page Count 12
Starting Page 1036
Ending Page 1047


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Source: ACM Digital Library