CS382:Topics Matrix

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When it's ready to be reviewed update the Status to be "Ready". This is the only signal that the reviewers will look for. When it's being reviewed the status will be "In Review" and then "Done".

Topic Matrix
Week Topic Unit(s) Who Discipline(s) Skill(s) Tool(s) Notes Status
1 What's a Model? Foundations Sam, Mikio Generic TBD TBD Ready
2 Using a Dynamic Model Fire Fitz, Vlado Forestry Critical parameter, parameter sweep Cellular Automata, NetLogo Ready
3 Building a Static Model Area Philip, Bryan Generic Accuracy, precision, estimation Mashup Software and physical Ready
4 Visualizing Data Mashup Matt, Nate TBD TBD Mashup Tufte based approach?
5-6 Structural Modeling Bridge Bryan, Dylan Bridge Building Physics Simulation Computational and physical models Ready
7-8 Equation Modeling Rocket Vlado, Sam Math, Physics Math, estimation skills and physics TBD Software and physical?
9 Agent Based Modeling and Computational Sociology People Nate, Philip Sociology TBD Agent modeling, NetLogo Ready
10-11 Modeling Predator-Prey Interactions Lynx and rabbits Dylan, Matt Biology TBD Systems dynamics modeling, NetLogo, and Agent-based Ready
12-13 Chaotic Systems Climate Mikio, Fitz Lots TBD TBD


There are a number of themes that run through the units:

The units should have the following attributes, for the pedagogical ones all units should try to adhere to them, for the others we just need to make sure at least one unit covers them.

Mechanical and structural stuff:

Scientific Tools


Foundation Skills



Some of these should go somewhere, and some of these should be in every unit.

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