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Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling

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Syllabus

Course Introduction: Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling.
Week 1: Lecture 1.1: Introduction to Systems Thinking.
Week 1: Lecture 1.2: Systems Thinking and System Dynamics.
Week 1: Lecture 2.1: Causal Loop Diagram (CLD).
Week 1: Lecture 2.2: Guidelines to build CLD-I.
Week 1: Lecture 2.3: Guidelines to build CLD-II.
Week 1: Lecture 3.1: Guidelines to build CLD-III.
Week 1: Lecture 3.2: Examples of CLD.
Week 2: Lecture 4.1: Study Traffic Congestion using CLD-I.
Week 2: Lecture 4.2: Study Traffic Congestion using CLD-II.
Week 2: Lecture 5.1: Stock & Flow Diagram Brief History.
Week 2: Lecture 5.2: Stock & Flow Diagram: Basics-I.
Week 2: Lecture 5.3: Stock & Flow Diagram: Basics-II.
Week 2: Lecture 6.1: Stock & Flow Diagram: Basics-III.
Week 2: Lecture 6.2: Graphical Integration.
Week 2: Lecture 6.3: Patterns of Behaviour: Types.
Week 3: Lecture 7.1: Dynamics of Positive Feedback systems.
Week 3: Lecture 7.2: Doubling Time in Positive Feedback systems.
Week 3: Lecture 7.3: Introduction to Modeling using Vensim software.
Week 3: Lecture 8.1: Dynamics of Negative Feedback system: Introduction.
Week 3: Lecture 8.2: Dynamics of Negative Feedback System: Modelling in Vensim.
Week 3: Lecture 8.3: Negative Feedback Loop: Analytical equation.
Week 3: Lecture 9.1: Dynamics of Negative Feedback System: Extension of Model.
Week 3: Lecture 9.2: Zero-Value Goal system, Positive and Negative Loop Systems.
Week 4: Lecture 10.1: Dynamic of Simple Structures: S-Shaped Growth limited by Capacity.
Week 4: Lecture 10.2: Dynamic of Simple Structures: S-Shaped Growth- Conversion of CLD to SFD.
Week 4: Lecture 10.3: Dynamic of Simple Structures: S-Shaped Growth- Customisation in Vensim.
Week 4: Lecture 10.4: Dynamic of Simple Structures: Extension of model to include death rate.
Week 4: Lecture 11.1: Dynamic of Simple Structures: Examples of systems exhibiting S-shaped growth.
Week 4: Lecture 11.2: Dynamic of Simple Structures: Second Structure of S-Shaped Growth.
Week 4: Lecture 11.3: Dynamic of Simple Structures: SFD of New Products.
Week 4: Lecture 12.1: Diffusion Model and parameter estimation-I.
Week 4: Lecture 12.2: Diffusion Model and parameter estimation-II.
Week 4: Lecture 13.1: Bass Diffusion Model.
Week 4: Lecture 13.2: Bass Diffusion Model(Contd.).
Week 5: Lecture 14.1: Modeling Delays: Material Delay.
Week 5: Lecture 14.2: Modeling Delays: Graphical Representation.
Week 5: Lecture 14.3: Modeling Delays: Higher order Material Delay.
Week 5: Lecture 15.1: Delays: Information Delay.
Week 5: Lecture 15.2: Delays: Modeling Information Delay.
Week 5: Lecture 15.3: Delays: Higher Order Information Delay.
Week 5: Lecture 16.1: Second Order Systems: Romeo and Juliet Model.
Week 5: Lecture 16.2: Second Order Systems: The Red and the Black, Gone with the Wind.
Week 5: Lecture 16.3: Lecture 43: Modeling Oscillations Part-I.
Week 6: Lecture 16.4: Lecture 44: Modeling Oscillations Part-II.
Week 6: Lecture 17.1: Modeling Non-linear Relations: Introduction.
Week 6: Lecture 17.2: Modeling Non-linear Relations: Table or Lookup function.
Week 6: Lecture 18.1: Formulation Non Linear Relationship Table Functions: Part I.
Week 6: Lecture 18.2: Formulation Non Linear Relationship Table Functions: Part II.
Week 6: Lecture 19.1: Stock Management Structure: Part I.
Week 6: Lecture 19.2: Stock Management Structure: Part II.
Week 7: Lecture 20.1: Supply Chain Models-I.
Week 7: Lecture 20.2: Supply Chain Models-II.
Week 7: Lecture 20.3: Lecture 53: Supply Chain Models-III.
Week 7: Lecture 21.1: Supply Chain Models-IV.
Week 7: Lecture 22.1: Modeling Example: Societal Ageing.
Week 7: Lecture 23.1: Testing System Dynamics Models: Introduction with example 1.
Week 7: Lecture 23.3: Testing System Dynamics Models: Example 2.
Week 7: Lecture 23.3: Testing System Dynamics Models: Example 3.
Week 8: Lecture 24.1: Model Validation and Policy design.
Week 8: Lecture 24.2: Sensitivity analysis and policy analysis.
Week 8: Lecture 25.1: Modeling Example.
Week 8: Lecture 25.2: System Archetypes.
Week 8: Lecture 26: Course Wrap-up.

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IIT Bombay July 2018

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