System Dynamics Methods: A Quick Introduction

This 125 page set of notes provides a quick introduction to system dynamics methods using business examples. Vensim notation is used, and free versions of Vensim can be downloaded for instructional use from Ventana Systems, Inc. A quick reference and tutorial for Vensim can be downloaded from the ASU system dynamics resources page. This document is formatted for two-sided printing, and the blank pages at the end of some chapters are intentional so that new chapters will start on right-hand pages.

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Last updated January 12, 2013.