FI:IV109 Modeling and Simulation - Course Information
IV109 Modeling and SimulationFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Radek Pelánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Mojmír Křetínský, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
- Tue 10:00–11:50 B011
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
IV109/02: each odd Tuesday 12:00–13:50 B311, R. Pelánek
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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- Course objectives
- This course is an general introduction into modeling and simulation and an overview of several different approaches. We will study the following approaches: system dynamics modeling, agent based modeling, modeling of networks. We will apply modeling to problems from different application domains: economy, ecology, sociology, environmental problems. The goal of the course is not to master single modeling methodology, but to get acquainted with several different methods and to learn to think in new ways.
- Introduction, history, role of modeling and simulation in research, applications.
- System thinking, feedback.
- System dynamics approach: basic principles, simulation and analysis methods, case study "Limits to growth". Examples and exercises in Stella.
- Agent based modeling: basic principles, cellular automata, cooperation, adaptation. Examples and exercises in NetLogo.
- Modeling of networks: examples of networks and their properties, random graphs, small-world model, scale-free networks, dynamic processes on networks. Excercises with Pajek.
- Application of modeling from different areas (economics, traffic, biology, ...).
- BARABÁSI, Albert-László. Linked :how everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science, and everyday life. New York: Plume Book, 2003. 294 s. ISBN 0-452-28439-2. info
- WEINBERG, Gerald M. An introduction to general systems thinking. New York: Dorset House Publishing, 2001. xxi, 279 s. ISBN 0-932633-49-8. info
- RESNICK, Mitchel. Turtles, termites, and traffic jams : explorations in massively parallel microworlds. Cambridge: Bradford Book, 2000. xviii, 163. ISBN 0-262-68093-9. info
- Assessment methods
- teaching: lectures, software labs evaluation: 40% project (modeling and simulation of a choosen problem), 40% written exam, 20% "reading report"
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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