Quantitative Models of Social-Ecological Systems

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Two-actor conflict with time delay: A dynamical model

Model
Based on previous mathematical studies, the authors created a model to analyze the conflict dynamics between two actors. In this model, they modified previous nonlinear dynamical models by Liebovitch et al. (2008) and Liebovitch, Vallacher, & Michaels (2010) by considering nonlinear delayed response between two actors. The results of the model show that under certain initial and feedback conditions, a stable neutral equilibrium of conflict may destabilize for some critical values of time...
05 Oct 2016

Waterwheel Model

Model
This model describes the dynamics of a waterwheel. The wheel has 10 cups that are filled when as they pass over the top of the arc of the wheel (imagine a Ferris wheel where instead of seats there are buckets. Water is flowing down on the Ferris wheel filling the buckets). The weight of the water makes the wheel turn. However, in this model, the buckets leak. So if the flow of the water from the top is too slow, some interesting motion can occur. This waterwheel model is a perfect physical...
09 Aug 2016