Network Theory and Dynamic Systems[go to overview]
Summer Terms 2020
This course will cover a variety of interesting topics on network theory and dynamic systems. The student should become enabled to understand the structure and the dynamics of network models and how to apply them to structures of artefacts and human behaviors in the World Wide Web.
Students are expected to have background knowledge on linear algebra:
- know what a matrix is;
- know how matrix multiplication works;
- know what eigenvalues and eigenvectors are.
We recommend some online videos  explaining these ideas if you are not familiar with them yet.
This course is offered as an online course. New lectures (slides and screencasts) are published every week (Monday morning). Please register for the course in OLAT in order to receive notifications of new material. Video lectures are published at Panopto.
- Please register in Teams until TBA
- Assignments are uploaded using SVN. You need a SVN client to upload your assignments.
Please acknowledge the following rules to obtain the credits for this course:
- In order to obtain the credits of this course (6 ECTS), you have to obtain admission to take part in the exam and pass the exam.
- Admission to the exam is granted to all students who achieve 60% of the score obtainable in the exercises of the tutorials.
- Active participation in the tutorials is expected.
- Obligation to register for the exam
- There is an obligation to register for the exam.
- If someone is not correctly registered for the exam before the end of the corresponding deadline, he or she cannot participate in the exam.
- If someone is registered for the exam but does not show up, he or she will fail the exam.
- If you fail the (written) exam you have to do a retake within the next 6 months; this second (or third) exam is orally and has to be scheduled with the lecturer via mail.
No date set yet for the exam.
Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World
Network Science by ALBERT-LÁSZLÓ BARABÁSI
Networks – An Introduction
M. Newman Oxford University Press, 2010