A complete set of course materials will be available electronically, constituting all the textual material necessary for both parts of the two-course sequence. Further, we also recommend that the students have access to Applied Systems Analysis: Engineering Planning and Technology Management by Richard de Neufville. Please note that, as this book is presently out of print, the author has allowed us to prepare electronic reproductions of the appropriate chapters, which are accessible to all students in the class. We suggest that the students have reviewed (but not necessarily studied in detail) Chapters 13-19, with the expectation that the course will cover this material in greater detail.
As a course in methods, there will be substantial reliance
upon computer tools, particularly spreadsheets. Please plan on using available
computer facilities, and bring a laptop if you have one available -- particularly
for the case study. Furthermore, there will be exercises assigned before
the first class session which will be due either electronically to the
instructors or on the first day of class. Thus, access to and ability to
use WWW browsers will also be a requirement.
Preparatory Course Assignments
Modeling Data collection and preparation
Other materials that may be of interest/help
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