Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation

Lecture with Computer Exercises: Modelling and Simulating Social Systems with MATLAB

Term: Fall 2014



The course takes place every Monday from 5.15 to 6.45 pm in room LFV E 41. Lectures are divided into two parts: in the first 30-40 minutes the material of the respective lecture is covered, the remainder of the 90 minutes lecture consists of supervised exercises and working on the projects.

Important Links:

Projects page
GitHub organization for the Course


Downloads: (LaTeX), reportTemplate.doc, ETH Declaration of Originality


Course Material

The list of lectures will be published below before the start of the term. The course material for each week will be made available on the day of the lecture.

1 - Motivation, Course Introduction, Git
01a_motivation.pdf, 01b_course_intro.pdf
2 - MATLAB Introduction
02a_git.pdf, 02b_matlab_intro.pdf, 02x_complex-flow-networks.pdf
3 - MATLAB continued: Plotting/Statistics
03a_stats_plotting.pdf, cities.m, countries.m,Project_ideas.pdf
4 - Dynamical Systems
04a_dynamical_systems.pdf, pendulum.m, lorenzattractor.m
5 - Flash talks
6 - Cellular Automata, Agent-based modeling
06a_eduapp.pdf, 06b_cellaut.pdf, disease.m, draw_car.m, simulate_cars.m, simulate_cars_video.m
7 - Game Theory, Learning
8 - Graphs/Networks 1
08_networks1.pdf, cell2csv.m, export.m
9 - Graphs/Networks 2
10 - Graphs/Networks 3
11 - Statistical Tests and Scientific Writing
12 - (open)
13 - Presentations

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