Lecture 3, Assignment 2, and Survey

Dear Class,

I just posted some information that goes along with our last lecture. This includes the netlogo code I used in class.

Also, a second assignment has been posted. For this one you need to download a netlogo program to do experiments with.

Third, I would like you do to the following survey:


we won’t need this information just yet, but later when we go over network theory and complex network analysis.

Have a happy holiday,

Lecture 2 & Assignment

Dear Class,
a note about todays lecture has been posted in the corresponding section online. I have also posted a short practice problem sheet for you to work on. This is due April 29th. Please do this and bring it to class for me to collect. I will not grade this, but I want to know where you stand. Let me know if you have any questions about it. You can download a pdf of the assignment on the lecture section.

I’ve also designed a survey, that you will please all fill out. It will take less than 30 seconds. This feedback is important for me to optimize the level for the class.

Have a great weekend,


Dear Class,

the schedule has been updated online (dates corrected, May first holiday added etc.).

I also uploaded a pdf of the slides to the lectures section as well as the netlogo programs that I showed today.

Please download netlogo and do the tutorials. If you run into problems with the installation, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Also, I have added everyone to the roster and have now an email list. I couldn’t read the email addresses of

Alice Wittig and Ingmar Staude. You two, please contact me so I can update my list.

Also, those of you who haven’t registered for the Fachkurs: I’m assuming that you would like to participate in the Fachkurs, so I’m sending the list to the Fachkursvergabe on Friday. If you do not want to participate in the Fachkurs, let me know.

See you on Friday,

Research Papers online

Dear Class,
in two days (Wednesday, April 15th) we will meet for the first time for the Lecture. The Meeting will take place in I-MB, SR which is here:

I uploaded a number of potential research papers from which you can pick for your work in the module’s seminar. Please check out the seminar section.

I am very much looking forward to teaching this course this term.

Dirk Brockmann