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860-0011-00L  Modelling and Simulating Social Systems with MATLAB (with Coding Project)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersD. Helbing, O. Woolley, L. Sanders
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MSc Science, Technology, and Policy.


AbstractThis course introduces the mathematical software package MATLAB.

Students should learn to implement models of various social processes
and systems, and document their skills by a seminar thesis, a short oral presentation as well as a coding project.
ObjectiveThe students should learn how to use MATLAB as a tool to solve
various scientific problems. MATLAB is an integrated environment with a high level programming language which makes it possible to quickly find numerical solutions to a wide range of scientific problems. Furthermore, it includes a rich set of tools for graphically
presenting the results.

After the students have learned the basic structure of the programming language, they should be able to implement social simulation models in MATLAB and document their skills by a seminar thesis, a coding project and finally give a short oral presentation.