Date

Lectures and Labs

Readings

 Assignments (Fall 2013)
Aug 20 1. Introduction to Modeling

 Ch 1
none
Aug 22 2. Stella Demonstration in Class

Ch 2
none

Aug 22

 1st lab: Stella Verification

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Aug 27 3. Vensim Demo & Stocks and Flows

Apx A, Ch 3
Ch 2 #1,2 (verify bank model results)
Aug 29 4. Accumulating the Flows

Apx B, Ch 4
Ch 3 #1,2,3,4 (stocks, flows, units)

Aug 29

2nd lab: Stella or Vensim Verification.Which Software Is Better for You?

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Sep 3 5. The Mono Lake Case

Ch 5
Ch 3 #5,6 (biflow) Ch 4 #1,2 (accumulation)
Sep 5 6. Model of Mono Lake

 Ch 5
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 Sep 5

 3rd lab: Mono Lake: Ch 5 #1,2,3,8

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 Sep 10 7. Equilibrium Diagrams

Ch 6
Ch 5 #5 (Mono Lake export policy)
 Sep 12 8. S Shaped Growth

Ch 7
Ch 6 #1,5,8 & Extra Exercises for Env Sci 550

 Sep 12

 4th lab: Two Bottles Ch 6 #9,10,11

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 Sep 17 9. Epidemic Dynamics

Ch 8
Ch 7 #4,5 (verify sales force model, hint)
 Sep 19 10. Causal Loop Diagrams & Feedback

Ch 9
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 Sep 19

 5th lab: Loops and Hikers

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 Sep 24 11. Homeostasis & the Span of Control

Ch 10
Ch 9 #12,13,14 (loops in Mono lake model)
 Sep 26 12. Daisy World

Ch 11
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 Sep 26

 6th lab: Daisy World, Ch 11 # 1,2,3,4,5

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Oct 1 13. Bulls Eye & Review

Ch 12
2nd Extra Exercises for Env Sci 550
Oct 3 14. First Exam: Part One of Book

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 Oct 3

7th lab: cancelled

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Oct 8 15. The Modeling Process

Ch 13
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Oct 10 16. Further Progress with Software

Ch 14
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 Oct 10

 8th lab: Ch 14 insect exercises #1,2,3,4,5;
(Vensim users: exercises #6,7)

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Oct 15 17. Software; Intro to the Salmon Case

Ch 15
Seasonal Growth: Verify Figs 14.9, 14.10 (hint)
Oct 17 18. The Model of the Salmon Population

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Oct 17

 9th lab: Ch 15 exercises #1-8

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Oct 22 19. Air Pollution, EVs and Feebates

Ch 16
Ch 15 #10 (salmon model, equivalent loss test)
Oct 24 20. Modeling a Feebate Program

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Oct 24

 10th lab: (Stella users) Ch 16 exer #1,3,4

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Oct 29 21. Introduction to Cyclical Behavior

Ch 18
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Oct 31 22. Cycles in Real-Estate Construction

Ch 19
Ch 18 #1 (verify sales model oscillations)

 Oct 31

 11th lab:cancelled, WSU policy

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Nov 5 23. The Power of Interdisciplinary Modeling
pass out the 2nd exam (take-home)

Ch 24:
3rd Extra Exercises for Env. Sci 550
Nov 7 24. Popular Pig Topics for Class Projects:
Pigs for the Ancestors; Pigs for the Market

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 Nov 7

 12th lab cancelled (take home exam)

   
Nov 12 25. 2nd exam due, Predator & Prey Models

Ch 20
Project Guidelines
Nov 14 26. Modeling Pitfalls

 Ch 17
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Nov 14

 13th lab: Project meeetings w Prof. Ford

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Nov 19 27. Intervals of Uncertainty

Appendix D
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Nov 20,21

14th lab: Additional Project meetings
with Prof. Ford

   
Nov 21 28. Communicating Insights from Models    --
 

 Thanksgiving Break
   
 Dec 3 29. 310 students: separate meetings;
550 students: Our Nation's Carbon Policy

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 Dec 5  30. Selected Students' Presentations

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Project  Reports Due Thursday @10:35am