IE 350 Systems Science and Engineering
Introduction to systems science and systems engineering; fundamental concepts, philosophy and historical development of systems science. Analogical dynamic systems in electrical, hydraulic and mechanical fields; demonstration of general systems analogy on industrial, socio-economic and managerial models. Analysis tools for linear dynamic systems; non-linear model structures and inherent difficulties in their mathematical solution; equilibrium and stability analysis. Introduction to stock-flow modeling and formulation principles to represent socio-technical problems. Simulation method and software for large scale, time-delayed, non-linear dynamic models.