Chapter 2 - Introduction to Agent-based Modelling
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In this Chapter we introduce the key concepts behind agent-based modelling. What is an agent, and what are rules? These are discussed along with a consideration of the main advantages and disadvantages for simulating spatial systems. A range of established applications are presented to give a flavour of how agent-based models can be successfully applied. The overarching aim of this chapter is to give the reader an understanding of what an agent-based model is. This knowledge will be built upon in subsequent chapters.
The lecture slides for this chapter are available here: Chapter 2 Lecture Slides. These act as a teaching aid for the chapter (with links to other online resources).