Static or Dynamic Models

Models classified as either static or dynamic models. Static models tend not to change much, only if significant change in situation London tube map changes only when new line added powerful source of information/understanding if situation is constant Used in business environment to understand enterprise/system, simulation used to analyse behaviour of system. Most models are static, simulation is necessary for […]

Types of Models

Covered in previous lesson – classification of models rather than specific types. Continue categorising and classifying models. Role and use of several types of models with emphasis on Dynamic and Static models. Consider structural and functional relationships in complex systems. Simplifications usually unavoidable when modelling. Processes being considered can vary from simplistic to extremely complex, e.g .climate modelling. Time scales […]