A simulator is a
computer-controlled machine which artificially produces the
sights, sounds, or movement of a real-life situation.
Simulators are used to train people to respond appropriately to
the real event. Another type of simulator is a video game.
Computer simulators and
fast-action video games both rely on the ability of a computer to
generate pictures and to update them quickly enough to produce an
illusion of continuous motion. The speed and complexity of
computer graphics has increased rapidly because of the desire of
aviation, space agencies and the military to improve the
effectiveness of training simulators.
Flight simulators for
aircraft are necessary for pilot training because of the huge risk
and cost of having untrained pilots flying real aircraft.
Military simulators contain highly detailed pictures of potential
target areas. The computer can simulate different weather
conditions and create lighting appropriate for day and night as
well. Several types of simulator practice systems are
used. Lasers are used to draw the computer-generated picture
on a large screen, and another is incorporated into the trainee's
helmet. The image is displayed on a small screen within the
Answer the questions below
is responsible for generating the picture on a simulator.
produce the sights, sounds, or movement of a real-life situation.
3. Flight simulators for
are necessary for pilot training.
4. The illusion of continuous
is created by the computer.
5. A simulator artificially produces
manuals to read.
within a helmet displays simulations for some trainees.
7. Military simulators contain
trainees to read.
detailed pictures of potential target areas.
detailing areas to be targeted.
8. Simulators are
9. Simulators are used by those in aviation, space
agencies, and the .
is one type of simulator.
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