701-0071-AAL  Mathematics III: Systems Analysis

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
LecturersR. Knutti, H. Wernli
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
701-0071-AA RMathematics III: Systems Analysis
Self-study course. No presence required.
Please contact Prof. Reto Knuntti for further information.
120s hrsR. Knutti, H. Wernli

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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.
ContentIntroduction to principles of models; one-dimensional linear box models; multi-dimensional linear box models; nonlinear box models; models in space and time
Lecture notesTeaching material: book (see literature).
LiteratureImboden, D.S. and S. Pfenninger (2013) Introduction to Systems Analysis: Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer Verlag.

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Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersH. Wernli, R. Knutti
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationoral exam (30 min.)

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ProgrammeSectionType
Atmospheric and Climate Science MasterCourse Units for Additional Admission RequirementsE-Information
Food Science MasterCourse Units for Additional Admission RequirementsE-Information
Environmental Sciences MasterCourse Units for Additional Admission RequirementsE-Information