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810:025 section 01 - Spring 2010 - 11 TTh  

Activity One:

This email from Tuesday, January 19th takes precedence over everything else below here. (2:15 p.m. 02/19/Tuesday)

Look over 2 or 3 of the following 5 NetLOGO models just to get familiar with the process of playing with and experimenting with models. You are running simulations as you PLAY.
  1. Flocking - NetLOGO model and phenonemon featured in Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams book. Movies and more examples, animations and information on FLOCKING behavior.
  2. Rabbits, Grass and Weeds NetLOGO model - Run Rabbits Grass Weeds in your web browser.
  3. Muscle Development NetLOGO model. Catabolic and Anabolic hormones. Slow twitch and fast twitch muscle fibers.

  4. Model of a Cockta il Party using NetLOGO.
  5. Model of turtles dancing in pretty patterns. Try out all 3 buttons:
    Dance Facing Each Other
    Dance Where you are at
    Choreograph Ballet Move

Forest Fire model
This activity allows the user to see the results of a fire if a forest is densely planted in a rectangular grid.

See if you can figure out how to use the Forest Fire model. I will demonstrate this on Tuesday and we will do a group exercise with it during the lab on Thursday during the 4th class, experimenting with different probabiities of trees catching fire in a dense forest.

SPRING 2010 Textbook