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). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
- doc. Mgr. Radek Pelánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Mojmír Křetínský, CSc.
Department of Computer Science - Faculty of Informatics
- Mon 12:00–13:50 B410
- Timetable of Seminar Groups:
IV109/02: each odd Tuesday 18:00–19:50 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
- there are 36 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course students should be able to: understand main concepts of complex systems (particularly "feedback loops"); understand main principles and applications of computational modeling; create a simple computational model; understand several modeling approaches; know several well-know case studies.
- Introduction, history, role of modeling and simulation in research, applications. Computational models.
- System thinking, feedback.
- System dynamics approach: basic principles, 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, models of networks.
- Analysis of models.
- Application of modeling from different areas (e.g. economics, traffic, epidemiology, biology).
- 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
- 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
- Teaching methods
- lectures, software labs
- Assessment methods
- 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.
- Teacher's information