701-1901-AAL  Systems Analysis

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersN. Gruber
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


AbstractSystems analysis is about the application of mathematical concepts to solve real world problems in a quantitative manner. Areas covered include: Dynamic linear models with one and several variables, Non-linear models with one or several variables; discrete-time models; and continuous models in space and time.
ObjectiveThe goal of the course is to develop quantitative skills in order to understand and solve a range of typical environmental problems.
ContentThe subject of the exam is the content of my
undergraduate lecture series Systemanalyse I and II (see http://www.up.ethz.ch/education/system_analysis/index_DE).
This course is closely aligned with the Imboden&Koch / Imboden&Pfenniger books, except that I essentially skip chapter 7.
Lecture notesNo script is available, but you can purchase the Imboden/Koch or Imboden/Pfenniger books (or download some of the chapters yourself) through the Springer Verlag:

English version:
http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-30639-6/page/1

German version:
http://www.springer.com/environment/book/978-3-540-43935-6