701-0071-00L  Mathematics III: Systems Analysis

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersL. Brunner, R. Knutti, S. Schemm, H. Wernli, P. Zschenderlein
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


701-0071-00 VMathematik III: Systemanalyse2 hrs
Fri10:15-12:00ML D 28 »
R. Knutti, S. Schemm, H. Wernli
701-0071-00 UMathematik III: Systemanalyse1 hrs
Mon11:15-12:00CAB G 57 »
11:15-12:00CHN F 46 »
11:15-12:00HG E 33.3 »
11:15-12:00HG F 26.5 »
11:15-12:00HG G 26.3 »
11:15-12:00LEE D 101 »
11:15-12:00LEE D 105 »
11:15-12:00LEE E 101 »
11:15-12:00ML E 12 »
11:15-12:00NO E 11 »
11:15-12:00NO E 39 »
Tue12:15-13:00CHN F 42 »
L. Brunner, S. Schemm, P. Zschenderlein

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AbstractThe objective of the systems analysis course is to deepen and illustrate the mathematical concepts on the basis of a series of very concrete examples. Topics covered include: linear box models with one or several variables, non-linear box models with one or several variables, time-discrete models, and continuous models in time and space.
ObjectiveLearning and applying of concepts (models) and quantitative methods to address concrete problems of environmental relevance. Understanding and applying the systems-analytic approach, i.e., Recognizing the core of the problem - simplification - quantitative approach - prediction.
Lecture notesOverhead slides will be made available through the course website.
LiteratureImboden, D.S. and S. Pfenninger (2013) Introduction to Systems Analysis: Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.


Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Agricultural Sciences 2015; Version 01.03.2019 (Examination Block 1)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Earth and Climate Sciences 2016; Version 25.02.2020 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2011; Version 12.01.2016 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2016; Version 29.09.2023 (Examination Block 2)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Food Science 2016; Version 25.05.2023 (Examination Block 1)
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersH. Wernli, L. Brunner, R. Knutti, S. Schemm, P. Zschenderlein
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aidsHilfsmittel schriftlich: max. 5 Seiten handgeschriebene Zusammenfassung, nicht graphik-fähiger Taschenrechner (gemäss Liste), KEIN Handy, KEINE weiteren Unterlagen
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Agricultural Sciences BachelorExamination BlockOInformation
Earth and Climate Sciences BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation
Computer Science Bachelor3. SemesterWInformation
Computer Science Bachelor5. SemesterWInformation
Food Science BachelorExamination Block 1OInformation
Environmental Sciences BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation