Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: Pi3. Optional for: F3, F3sfm, F3tmb, I3. Course coordinator: Professor Anders Rantzer, och Professor Karl-Erik Årzén,, Inst f reglerteknik. Recommended prerequisits: FMA450 Systems and transforms, FMS045 Stationary stochastic processes, FMA022 Applied Mathematics for Physicists. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. Assessment: Accepted project. Oral and written project presentation and written opposition. Home page:

The aim of the course is to stengthen and develop the student's knowledge and skills in modelling in the form of basic theory and a practical project.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The lectures (20% of the course) present different model types and describe the foundations for physical modelling as well as modelling from measured data. Model validation is a central concept. Simulation methods for different model types are presented.

The project part (80% of the course) should involve expertise from several different areas. The project plan and regular project meetings are central parts of the course. The written report should be put in relationship with the content of the lectures.

Lennart Ljung och Torkel Glad, Modellbygge och Simulering, Studentlitteratur, 2nd edition 2004, ISBN 91-44-02443-6