15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This unit will provide a practical introduction to techniques used for modelling and simulating dynamic natural systems. Many natural systems can be modelled appropriately using differential equations, or individual based methods. In this unit, students will explore and understand both modelling approaches. They will gain knowledge of the assumptions underlying these models, their limitations, and how they are derived. Students will learn how to simulate and explore the dynamics of computational models, using a variety of examples mostly drawn from natural systems. Students should be aware that there are limited places available on this course.

Restrictions on availability: Prerequisites for this module are programming proficiency (preferably in MATLAB or Python) and A-level Mathematics (or equivalent).

Staff Contact: Prof. E Vasilaki & Dr D Walker
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Notes: This unit forms part of an accredited degree programme

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