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Course, academic year 2022/2023
System Dynamics - AP501008
Title: System Dynamics
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : D101001
Last update: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc. (12.12.2020)
Students will learn the methodology for modeling dynamic systems, which will allow them to understand the behavior of complex systems. Knowledge will be checked by designing their own model for the selected problem.
Last update: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc. (11.12.2020)

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

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

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

Last update: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc. (11.12.2020)

1. Motives for dynamic models design. Benefits and restrictions of computer simulation techniques for problem solving.

2. Description of causal loop diagrams in the system. Examples for concrete problems.

3. Distribution game. Data gathering.

4. Analysis of outputs and finding a solution.

5. Elements of system dynamics models.

6. Basic principles of model design. The computer simulation of a system behavior and policy making.

7. Dynamic behavior of systems in case of restricted resources.

8. Data analysis of calculated parameter values.

9. Examples of system dynamics models and the presentation of problem solving with the focus on sustainability.

10. The design of the dynamic model. The suitable model selection.

11. The model design consultation. The structure of the model.

12. The model design consultation. The results of the simulation.

13. The model design consultation. Validation.

14. Presentation of the finished model.

Course completion requirements
Last update: Vytlačil Dalibor doc. Ing. CSc. (11.12.2020)

Exam. The design of the model for solving certain problem.