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Suggested: 6 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction and general concepts

7 videos (Total 85 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Modeling and Simulation13m
Modeling Space and Time15m
Example of bio-medical Modeling9m
Monte Carlo methods I9m
Monte Carlo methods II15m
Monte Carlo methods III10m
1 reading
Course slides10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction and general concepts8m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Introduction to programming with Python 3

12 videos (Total 94 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Concepts of code optimization6m
Concepts of parallelism4m
Palabos, a parallel lattice Boltzmann solver5m
An introduction to Python 36m
Running a Python program6m
Variables and data types11m
Operators8m
Conditional Statements7m
Loops7m
Functions15m
NumPy11m
2 readings
Course slides10m
Dive into python 310m
3 practice exercises
Introduction to programming with Python 310m
Project - Piles2m
Project - Class:Integration2m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Dynamical systems and numerical integration

9 videos (Total 92 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
The random walk14m
Growth of a population8m
Balance equations I8m
Balance equations II13m
Integration of ordinary differential equations7m
Error of the approximation8m
The implicit Euler scheme11m
Numerical integration of partial differential equations13m
3 readings
Course slides10m
References for numerical analysis10m
A reference for the random walk10m
3 practice exercises
Dynamical systems and numerical integration8m
The implicit Euler scheme18m
Project - Lotka-Volterra8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Cellular Automata

7 videos (Total 108 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Historical background9m
A mathematical abstraction of reality20m
Cellular Automata Models for Traffic13m
Complex systems20m
Lattice-gas models9m
Microdynamics of LGA17m
2 readings
Course slides10m
Notes on the Parity Rule10m
2 practice exercises
Cellular Automata8m
Project - The Parity Rule6m
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Top reviews from Simulation and modeling of natural processes

By EMNov 18th 2017

This course was a perfect match with my expectations! I think it is a perfect introduction to Computer modeling of natural processes. I enjoyed lectures and tasks. Thank you very much!

By BSJul 25th 2019

In depth analysis of simulating processes, from mathematics to algorithms.

Instructors

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Bastien Chopard

Full Professor
Computer Science
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Jean-Luc Falcone

Research Associate
Computer Science
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Jonas Latt

Senior Lecturer
Computer Science
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Orestis Malaspinas

Research Associate
Computer Science Department

About University of Geneva

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