15.988 System Dynamics Self Study

As taught in: Fall 1998 - Spring 1999

A chart in which number of drug busts, heroin stock, price, and revenue-raising crime are plotted across time.

A reference mode for heroin-crime system, in which the number of drug busts, heroin stock, price, and revenue-raising crime are plotted across time. (Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare, adapted from "Building a System Dynamics Model, Part 1: Conceptualization," MIT System Dynamics in Education Project.)

Level:

Undergraduate / Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Jay Forrester

Course Features

Course Description

Many books and thousands of papers cover the field of system dynamics. With all of these resources available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The System Dynamics in Education Project at MIT put together these resources to help people sort through the vast library of books and papers on system dynamics. This course site includes a collection of papers and computer exercises entitled “Road Maps,” as well as a collection of assignments and solutions that were initially part of a guided study to system dynamics.  Note that while the level of the course indicated in the upper right corner of the screen is "Undergraduate / Graduate," the material is suitable for people ranging from K-12 students to chief executives of corporations.