2019 Social Simulation I

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Instructor(s)
Nakamaru Mayuko 
Course component(s)
Lecture / Exercise     
Day/Period(Room No.)
Sat1-2(CIC812)  
Group
-
Course number
TIM.A510
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/5/9
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course teaches how mathematical modeling helps understand innovation management. The aim of this course is to acquire analytical skills which are required to learn and to conduct research on technology management.
Modeling is a good tool to grasp the essence of individuals and organizations. In this course, the students will learn and exercise the methodology of mathematical modeling.

Student learning outcomes

In this course, the students will learn:
1) how to grasp the cause-and-effect relationship in innovation management and make a mathematical model to describe it qualitatively and quantitatively.
2) how to analyze mathematical models.
3) how to interprete the results properly by comparison with practice.

Keywords

differential equation, difference equation, numerical analysis, evolutionary game theory

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Give a lecture and then exercises are assigned to students.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction: what social simulation is? learn what social simulation is
Class 2 Numerical analysis in Matlab learn how to analyze differential and difference equations in Matlab
Class 3 Basic differential equation and its execises learn the basic differential equation and exercise it
Class 4 Application of differential equation to the evolutionary game theory learn evolutionary game theory based on differential equation
Class 5 Application of differential equation to the evolutionary game theory learn evolutionary game theory based on differential equation
Class 6 Basic difference equation and its execises learn the basic difference equation and then exercise it. Then, learn cultural evolution model based on difference equation
Class 7 Basic difference equation and its execises Discuss the models the students learned here from the viewpoint of Management of Technology
Class 8 group discussion and presentation Discuss the models the students learned here from the viewpoint of Management of Technology. Then, have a group presentation in the class.

Textbook(s)

Not assigned.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not assigned.

Assessment criteria and methods

Report (100%)

Related courses

  • TIM.A405 : Methodology of Mathmatical and Computational Analysis I
  • TIM.A406 : Methodology of Mathmatical and Computational Analysis II
  • TIM.C401 : Ecosystem Management I
  • TIM.C402 : Ecosystem Management II
  • TIM.D401 : Exercises in Research Literacy I
  • TIM.D402 : Exercises in Research Literacy II
  • TIM.A511 : Social Simulation II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisite.

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