Graduate Workshop in Computational Modeling
Homework Problem (2008)
Past homework problems: standing ovation (1995-97),
is that seat taken (1998),
you ought to be in pictures (1999),
cocktail party (2000),
deja vu (2001),
network news (2002),
go Lance (2004),
your turn (2005),
your turn (2006),
now boarding (2007).
Up and Down
Consider the following situation:
People enter and leave an elevator as it travels up and down.
Model, using whatever techniques you wish, the above scenario.
- Explicitly state your model and key assumptions.
- Summarize key results.
- Suggest some potentially interesting future directions and
questions for the model.
Suggest some standard social science scenarios that could be
usefully modeled using such a process.
Potential Solutions (to submit your solution, email them to
at the Graduate Workshop were given a very limited time
to complete their homework):
John H. Miller ,