King Saud University

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Programs Associated with SD Courses

N/A
Instructors

A. M. Barry
Title:
Associate Professor of Statistics & O.R.
Department:
Statistics & O.R.
Language:
Arabic & English
E-mail:
abarry@ksu.edu.sa, abarry@abarry.ws
Phone:
96614676333 (office) 96614676273 (secretary)
Fax:
96614676274

Courses

Title Level Term Hrs per Week Seats Texts
Model Building and System Dynamics (OR203) Undergrad Fall/Spring 3 10-25 (per term) A selection of topics from: 1- A Course in Mathematical Modeling, By: Douglas Mooney and Randall Swift. Published by: The Mathematical Association of America. 2- Mathematics for Dynamic Modeling, 2nd Ed. By Edward Beltrami, Published by: Academic Press. 3- Thinking with Models, Mathematical Models in the Physical, Biological and Social Sciences, By Thomas L. Saaty and Joyce M. Alexander. 4- System Dynamics Modeling, By R. Geoff Coyle. 5- System Dynamics Methods: A Quick Introduction, By Craig W. Kirkwood. 6- A First Course in Mathematical Modeling, By Frank R. Giordano and Maurice D. Weir. 7- The manuals of Vensim PLE and STELLA. Course Main Content: 1- Introduction to Systems and System thinking. 2- Mathematical Models Examples. 3- General Principles of Model Building using Vensim PLE and STELLA. 4- Statistical Models. 5- Estimation of Model Parameters using Microsoft Excel and Curve Expert. 6- Case Studies.