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

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersO. Woolley, D. Helbing, L. Sanders
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MSc Science, Technology, and Policy.



Catalogue data

AbstractThis course introduces mathematical and computational models to study social systems, the mathematical software package MATLAB, and the process of scientific research.

Students develop a significant project, implementing a model and communicating their results through a seminar thesis and a short oral presentation.
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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersD. Helbing, L. Sanders, O. Woolley
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.

Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0585-04 SLecture with Computer Exercises: Modelling and Simulating Social Systems with MATLAB2 hrs
Mon17-19LFV E 41 »
O. Woolley, D. Helbing, L. Sanders
860-0011-00 AModelling and Simulating Social Systems with MATLAB2 hrsO. Woolley, D. Helbing, L. Sanders

Groups

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Restrictions

PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupScience, Technology and Policy MSc (860000)

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
MAS in Science, Technology and PolicyMAS-specific Core CoursesInformation
Science, Technology, and Policy MasterElectivesWInformation