This free course provided an introduction to mathematical modelling, and how models can be used to predict complex systems. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and help to improve your confidence as an independent learner.
Now that you've studied the course, you should be able to:
- create simple models, given a clear statement of the problem
- identify the simplifying assumptions that underpin a model
- identify the key variables and the parameters of a model
- apply the input–output principle to obtain a mathematical model, where appropriate.