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Course, academic year 2022/2023
System Dynamics - AM501056
Title: System Dynamics
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
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Guarantor: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc.
Last update: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc. (01.09.2021)
Students will learn about the methodology for solving problems using system dynamics models. The presented dynamic models will enable them to understand the behaviour of complex systems. They will practice their knowledge and skills by solving specific problem situations presented in the games.
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (16.05.2022)

R: Sterman, J. D., Business dynamics – System thinking and modeling for a complex world, McGraw-Hill, 2000, ISBN 0-07-231135-5.

A: Morecroft, J., Strategic modelling and business dynamics, Wiley, 2007, ISBN 978-0-470-01286-4.

A: Madachy, R. J., Software process dynamics, Wiley, 2008, ISBN 978-0-471-27455-1.

Last update: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc. (01.09.2021)

1. Motives for designing dynamic models. Benefits and limitations of computer simulations for problem solving.

2. Explanation of the importance of causal loops in a system. Examples of specific problems.

3. Distribution game for understanding system behavior.

4. Analyzing the results and finding a solution to the problem situation.

5. Types of elements and constraints in the dynamic models.

6. The process of creating system dynamics models. Simulation of system behaviour and policy making.

7. Game - dynamic behaviour of systems under resource constraints.

8. Analysis of data obtained in the game and design of solutions.

9. Analysis of complex model behaviour via web interface.

10. Examples of solving a specific problem situations using system dynamics models.

11. Model of maintenance and defect occurrence in the technical systems.

12. Project management model.

13. Construction system model. Building stock management.

14. The life cycle model of the technical system.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc. (01.09.2021)

Analysis of data collected during the games. Exam.