A computer simulation is an application designed to imitate a real-life situation. An example is software which simulates the experience of piloting a plane.
What is a computer simulation?
An input device
An output device
A program designed to imitate a real-life situation
With flight simulation software, what is used to detect the actions of the pilot and move the cockpit accordingly?
What is the view from the cockpit replaced with in a flight simulator?
Real life video
Computer generated images
What is one of the main benefits of using flight simulators over real aircraft?
Which of these would you NOT use flight simulation software for?
To simulate emergency situations
To try out different seat arrangements
To experience flying in dangerous weather conditions
Which of the following is a disadvantage of computer simulation?
Conditions can be varied and outcomes investigated
Certain things cannot be simulated effectively because we don't know enough about them, eg earthquakes
Critical situations can be investigated without risk
Who is most likely to use computer simulation software?
The police to catch criminals
A bridge designer testing different designs
A teacher giving an English lesson
Which of these is NOT a reason to use computer simulation to test air bags in crash conditions?
You never know when you might crash
Crash conditions can be varied on screen
The simulation can be slowed to study closely the effects
The accuracy of a simulation is dependent on what?
What does VR stand for in computer simulation?