Course details of CS 752 - System Dynamics: Modeling & Simulation for Development

Course Name System Dynamics: Modeling & Simulation for Development
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 3
Tutorial 0
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference Texts / References : Analytical Methods for Dynamic Modelers Edited by: Hazhir Rahmandad, Rogelio Oliva, and Nathaniel Osgood MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2015. Strategic Modelling and Business Dynamics, 2ed: A Feedback Systems Approach John D. Morecroft Wiley India, 2015.
Description ∙ Systems Principles as the structure of knowledge: Open and feedback systems Linear chain causality vs. feedback systems ∙ Feedback Systems Thinking/Causal Loop Diagrams: Causality, Causal Chains, Causal Loop Diagrams, link polarities, loop polarities, Positive and Negative feedback loops 1st order and 2nd order loops ∙ Stock and Flow: notion of stock, rate of change, conservation of stock, system boundary - sources and sinks for flows Computer Simulation: Introduction to Vensim Discrete Time simulations. Acyclic models Fundamental modes of dynamic behavior: Exponential growth, Goal seeking, S-shaped Model Testing, Calibration and Behavior Analysis Multiple case studies: (will vary with offerings) Advanced topics: (optional coverage) Parameter Estimation through Maximum Likelihood and Bootstrapping Working with Noisy Data: Kalman Filtering and State Resetting Stochastic Optimization Decision Analysis and Simulation Optimal Control for Complex Systems
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