548-0034/04 – Introduction to System Analysis in Geosciences (ZSAG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of GeoinformaticsCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Year3Semesterwinter
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
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RAP30 doc. Ing. Petr Rapant, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with the basic principles being studied and methods of system analysis and its applications in geosciences. Practically acquired skills they can use to perform analysis geosystems and use it in finding the right solutions.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Tutorials

Summary

The course introduces students to the basic principles, the subject of study and methods of system analysis and its applications in geosciences. Practically acquired skills allow them to analyse geosystems and use it in finding solutions to various problems.

Compulsory literature:

WASSON, C. S. (2006): System Analysis, Design and Development. Concepts, Principles and Practices. John Wile and Sons, Inc., 800 str. LIVCHITS, V. N., TOKAREV, V. V. (2004): Systems Analysis and Modelling of Integrated World Systems. in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net] Stevens, A.: Dynamics of Predation. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):46. 2012 Liu, H. a kol.: An integrated system dynamics model developed for managing lake water quality at the watershed scale. Journal of Environmental Management 155 (2015). Str. 11-23.

Recommended literature:

BENETT, R. J., CHORLEY, R. I. (1978): Environmental systems. Philosophy, Analysis and Control. Princeton University Press, 624 str. PANTELL, R. H. (1976): Techniques of Environmental Systems Analysis. John Wiley & Sons Inc., 202 str. Pickl, S. W. a kol: Energy modelling with System Dynamics. Universität der Bundeswehr München, 2013. 70 str. Sterman, J.: System Dynamics Modeling: Tools for Learning in a Complex World. California Management Review 43/4, 2001. 18 p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous control of solving tasks assigned to exercises. Written and oral exam.

E-learning

Other requirements

No additional requirements are imposed on the student.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) basics of systems theory; deductive and inductive approach; system approach in geosciences 2) basic concepts of systems theory 3) system behavior; patterns of system behavior 4) classification of systems; system identification; system analysis 5) systems thinking 6) complex system 7) geosystem, ecosystem 8) feedback in the geosystem; Gaia hypothesis 9) methods of modeling geosystems; conceptual model of the geosystem 10) system dynamics; system archetypes 11) causal loop diagram 12) diagram of states and flows 13) conversion of the causal loop diagram into a diagram of states and flows 14) modeling tools of system dynamics

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 18
                Written part of exam Written test 52  18
                Oral part of exam Oral examination 15  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: According to teacher's instructions.

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