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Courses: SYSC 512: Quantitative Methods of Systems Science

An introduction to the quantitative representation and investigation of systems with an emphasis on mathematical tools and their applications to systems. Topics include linear dynamics, optimization, and uncertainty. The level of presentation assumes familiarity and fluency with calculus. Notions from linear algebra unify the topics and will be presented. Required course work includes both calculations to be done on a computer (we will mostly use MATLAB) and calculations to be done by hand.

Prerequisites: Calculus, familiarity with probability or statistics, computer literacy, exposure to matrix calculations, and graduate standing.