CS432 Assignment 1 Spring 2021

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CS432 Assignment 1 Spring 2021


                          Assignment No. 01
                        Semester: Spring 2021

CS432: Network Modeling and Simulation

Total Marks: 15

Due Date: 23-May-2021


Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting assignment:

You need to use MS word document to prepare and submit the assignment on VU-LMS.

It should be clear that your assignment will not get any credit if:

§  The assignment is submitted after due date.

§  The assignment is not in the required format (doc or docx).

§  The submitted assignment does not open or file is corrupt.

§  Assignment is copied (partial or full) from any source (websites, forums, students, etc).



To enhance the learning capabilities of the students about:

§  Network Simulation

§  Simulation Models

§  Types of Simulation Model

§  Computer Model



Assignment Questions


Question No. 1:                                 (5 marks)

Some scenarios are given in column A, you need to find the corresponding computer model or type of simulation model from column B and write the correct answer into Column C.




Answer (C)

A simulation model for a car journey was created where the interest is on the speed of the car throughout the journey



Overlay and peer-to-peer network simulation framework

Continuous simulation model


Offers models for MAC protocols



A model’s behavior is entirely predictable



Wired and wireless link layers





Question No. 2:                                                                  (5 marks)

Ahmad is a social media influencer, decides to open a new page and his target is to reach 5k followers in 5 days. As per his past experience, he assumes that each day he will get 1.5 k new followers that had never followed the page and of his current followers he believes 5% will stop following the page each day. However, 10% of those that left the page in the past will join again each day. 


Considering the above scenario, answer the following question:

According to your understanding, which type of computer model can be constructed to reach the target? Justify your answer with valid reason.



Question No.3:                                                             (5 marks)

Ayesha is an IT expert and knows that “a simulation can use repeated sampling to obtain the statistical properties of some phenomenon (or behavior)”, now she has assigned a task to develop a simulation for the following situation:

“Pour a box of coins on a table, and then compute the ratio of coins that land heads versus tails.”

Which type of simulation will be used here to determine the behavior of repeated coin tosses? Justify your answer with valid reason.


Best of Luck!





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