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Road Maps: A Guide to Learning System Dynamics

Road Maps 3

Road Maps 3: A Guide to Learning System Dynamics (D-4503-8)
This guide will lead you through the readings. The guide provides a summary of the important insights and highlights the system principles learned in each chapter of Road Maps.

Graphical Integration Exercises Part 2: Ramp Functions (Kevin Agatstein, Lucia Breierova) (D-4571)
Graphical integration of linearly increasing and decreasing flows.

Beginner Modeling Exercises Section 2: Mental simulation of Positive Feedback (Joseph Whelan) (D-4487) 
Simple exercises on positive feedback systems.

Beginner Modeling Exercises Section 3: Mental simulation of Negative Feedback (Helen Zhu) (D-4536-2)
Simple exercises on negative feedback systems.

Introduction to Computer Simulation, Chapter 15 (Nancy Roberts, et al.)
Using simulation to analyze simple positive and negative feedback loops.

Recommended Books

Study Notes in System Dynamics, Exercises 4,5 (Michael Goodman)
Exercises on first-order positive and negative feedback loops. Instructions on how to obtain this book are provided here as well as in Road Maps 3 (D-4503-4).

Study Notes in System Dynamics, Section 3.10-3.12 (Michael Goodman)
Simple examples of negative feedback systems.

Study Notes in System Dynamics, Chapters 4,5 (Michael Goodman)
An introduction to S-shaped growth, and a stepwise construction of a simple model.

Urban Dynamics (Jay W. Forrester)
An application of system dynamics to study urban problems.

 

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