701-1901-AAL  Systems Analysis

Semester Spring Semester 2015
Lecturers N. Gruber
Periodicity semester course
Language of instruction English
Comment Enrolment only for MSc students who need this course as additional requirement.


Abstract Systems 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.
Objective The goal of the course is to develop quantitative skills in order to understand and solve a range of typical environmental problems.
Content The 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 notes No 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