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A simulation is an imitation of the time evolution of a given dynamic system. A simulation is a model “in action.” In the natural sciences, such an imitation normally starts from a mathematical model and proceeds by solving the compositing equations. When using the force of computers, we can compute elaborated algorithms and imitate the behavior of complex phenomena, such as the macroscopic properties of condensed matter and protein-folding processes. Scientists normally carry out simulations to testify the reliability of a given mathematical model and to make predictions. As opposed to scientific experiments, in which scientists directly interrogate the natural world (and try to make predictions), a simulation is carried out to interrogate a given model. Simulations can characterize a variety of disciplines, including non-scientific disciplines, such as the arts. In addition, not all scientific simulations are necessarily computer-based: think of behavioral simulations or mental simulations…