Modelling and Simulation
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  INMMS08 
Vaknaam  Modelling and Simulation 
Niveau(s)  master 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Modelling and Simulation  
Leerdoelen  A) Knowledge of modelling techniques After completion of the course, the students be able to explain and use key modelling strategies and mathematical/computational techniques. B) Ability to design and modify abstract models of complex systems Students should be able to understand and modify existing abstract models of complex real world systems or formulate novel models in a variety of scientific disciplines. C) Identification and systematic investigation of relevant research questions They should know how to identify and formulate relevant research questions and design/modify existing models in order to investigate these systematically. D) Presentation and discussion of models and simulation results They should be able to present the computational investigation of a particular model system appropriately and to present and discuss results of a computer simulation study according to scientific standards. 

Omschrijving  Modelling and simulation techniques play an increasingly important role in a variety of scientific disciplines. This course will cover some of the most important techniques used in the simulation of systems, which could come from physics, chemistry, biology, sociology or other fields. Examples in the course will include, among others, models of deterministic chaos, growth processes, game theory and neural networks. The emphasis, however, will be on the basic concepts and the simulation techniques, rather than on the actual applications. Numerical methods used in the course will include discrete iterations, integration of differential equations, Monte Carlo simulations, etc.  
Uren per week  
Onderwijsvorm  Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)  
Toetsvorm 
Practisch werk (PR), Verslag (R)
(project reports and exam have to be sufficient (grade 6 or higher) individually. Then, the final mark is calculated as a weighted average of the grade for project reports (weight 2/3) and written exam (1/3)) 

Vaksoort  master  
Coördinator  prof. dr. M. Biehl  
Docent(en)  prof. dr. M. Biehl ,dr. M.H.F. Wilkinson  
Verplichte literatuur 


Entreevoorwaarden  Students should have some basic experience with programming, either in Matlab (recommended but not obligatory) or any mainstream general purpose programming language such as C, C++, Java, Python etc.  
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