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College and high school Biology instructors -- You will find BSIM especially interesting. In classrooms equipped with PCs, BSIM can create simulated ecological systems to be used as models of actual biological systems. The program provides fun reinforcement of the basic subject matter covered in class and encourages the mental manipulation of conceptual elements well beyond standard calculation-phase gymnastics. The model for the program is an aquatic ecosystem, but the general features can be applied across a broad range of other ecosystems. Sample stagnant and circulated flask environments, leave open or closed to oxygen and carbon-dioxide atmospheres, choose light or dark, depth, and choice of sample location according to a grid. Temperature and pH are assumed constant and optimum. Also available is a readout of solution elements for the sample taken. "Pseudogenomes" are projections of real organisms, complete with physical structures and processes determined by 13 changeable elements set by the user. Organisms feed and grow, using a simplified carbon chemistry. They are capable of reproduction or reduction with sampling possible at each generation. BSIM allows for new organisms or the "reseeding" of old ones at first generation. BSIM has a simple printer facility and easy menus. The registration fee provides the user with technical data and program utilities to assist program analysis, and an experimenter's manual for ten experiments. These experiments cover sampling techniques,
BSIM v1.00 (c) Paul H. Deal 1988 BSIM is a computer simulation which generates a 'pseudo- ecology' that can serve as an analog for actual biological systems. The program generates organisms as a function of a simulated genome which specifies the rules whereby the organisms will interact with a specified physical environment. The model for the program is a microbial aquatic ecosystem, but many of the features of the system are more general and it can be used to conceptualize a broader range of natural ecosystems. A simplified biochemical and physiological model is used to characterize the organisms based on a 13 element, mutable genome. The user has broad control over the starting conditions, both of the environment and of the 'seed' organisms. Sampling options permit following the development of the population in great detail as it responds to a dynamically changing environment with various forms evolving and disappearing with time. Concepts of population dynamics (including mutualism, commensalism, competitive exclusion, and parasitism), mass flow in ecosystems, and evolution are readily demonstrated. Realistic experiments can be performed which closely parallel those often done in actual laboratory and field settings. Many of the analytical reasoning techniques applied in general data analysis can be used to elucidate the features of the various model organisms which arise in the simulation and the lessons learned are directly applicable to laboratory and field investigations. Useage: Biology education high school and college. System Requirements: Graphics CGA, EGA, or HGA. How to Start: Type GO (press enter). Suggested Registration: $29.95 (Registered owners will receive a technical description of the underlying program logic, an experimenter's manual, and five utilities to assist in program output analysis. File Descriptions: BSIM EXE Main program. BSIM OVR Overlay program. BSIM IST Instruction manual. BSIMHELP MSG Help message file accessed by main program. PRNDOC EXE Ascii document printing program. VIEWDOC EXE Ascii document on-screen browse program. VPEBX EXE Menu program. GO BAT Program to call VPEBX menu program.
Disk No: 1725 Disk Title: BSIM PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: BSIM Author Version: 1.00 Author Registration: $29.95 Special Requirements: CGA, EGA, HGA adapter. BSIM is a program that college and high school biology instructors will find especially interesting. For classrooms with PCs, BSIM can simulate pseudoecological systems to be used as analogs to actual biological systems. The model for the program is an aquatic ecosystem, but it is intended that generalized features of this ecosystem be used to conceptualize a broader range of ecosystems. Providing basic subject matter is covered in class, the program provides fun, illustrative learning reinforcement, and encourages mental manipulation of conceptual elements well beyond calculation-phase minutes. The $29.95 registration fee will net the user technical data and program utilities to assist program analysis, and an experimenter's manual for ten experiments. BSIM allows sampling of stagnant and circulated flask environments open or closed to oxygen and carbon-dioxide atmospheres, choice of light and dark, depth, and choice of sample location according to grid. Apparently, temperature and Ph are assumed constant and optimum. Essentially, "pseudogenomes" are intended to be abstractions of real organisms with morphology and physiology determined by 13 "mutable" pseudogenome elements which can be set by the user. Organism metabolism is intended to utilize a simplified carbon chemistry, and the organisms are apparently capable of reproduction or reduction with sampling possible at each generation. The program allows for new organisms or "reseeding" of old ones at first generation, and a readout of solution elements for the sample taken. BSIM has a simple printer facility and easy menus. System Requirements: CGA, EGA, HGA adaptor. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
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Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ BSIM EXE 68544 5-12-89 10:33a BSIM IST 26023 4-28-89 10:28a BSIM OVR 23967 5-12-89 10:33a BSIMFILE TXT 2537 5-12-89 10:01p BSIMHELP MSG 5350 4-11-89 3:07p FILE1725 TXT 3405 12-15-89 5:43p GO BAT 5 5-11-89 12:55p GO TXT 540 1-01-80 12:19a GO1 BAT 38 1-01-80 1:37a PRNDOC EXE 7840 5-10-89 8:10a VIEWDOC EXE 10464 5-10-89 8:26a VPEBX EXE 11888 5-11-89 12:44p 12 file(s) 160601 bytes 154624 bytes free