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Cursus: BETA-B2-CS
Methods and Models in Complex Systems
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (EC)7,5
After completing the course, the student is able to:
-translate a Complex System to a model which can be analysed.
-use mathematical tools to give (approximate) solutions of the model.
-use computer simulations to analyse the model.
-critically compare both methods.
The textbook we will use is "Introduction to the modelling and analysis of Complex Systems", by H. Sayama. It is online

The topics that will be covered are:

Systems with a small number of variables
-basics of modelling.
-Dynamical systems in discrete time.
-Dynamicals systems in continuous time.
-Phase space. 
-Analysing dynamical systems with mathematical and simulation methods.

Systems with many variables
-Simulations using the Python language.
-Cellular automata.
-Continuous fields.
-Complex systems on networks.
-Agent-based modelling.
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