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subject

Partial Differential Equations

code

400330

credits

8

period

1 and 2

target audience

mMath

remarks

This course is part of the joint national master programme in mathematics.
For schedules, course locations and course descriptions see http://www.mastermath.nl.
Registration required via http://www.mastermath.nl.




subject

Particle Detection

code

420051

 

The lectures are at the Nikhef location

lecturers

dr.ir. E.N. Koffeman (UvA, phone: +31 (0) 20 592 5025, e-mail: koffeman@nikhef.nl); dr. T.J. Ketel

credits

6

period

1 and 2

aim

The objective of this course is to introduce students in the traditional and state-of-the-art methods of detecting particles.

content

Advanced methods of particle detection require the application of many fields of physics to meet the challenges of the extreme conditions and high precision of the new experiments.

  • Sources of particles and radiation

  • Interaction of particles with matter.

  • Particle detectors: (a) Detection principles pf charge and light. (b) Measurement of trajectories, momentum, nenergy and particle identification.

form of tuition

Lectures and exercises.

literature

To be announced.

mode of assessment

Oral examination.

target audience

mPhys.

remarks

Registration via http://studieweb.student.uva.nl three weeks prior to the start of the course. Course registration includes registration for the examination. Registration is also possible at the Education Office, phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7100, e-mail: ondwns@science.uva.nl. For the course schedules consult the separate schedule guide or see http://www.student.uva.nl/




subject

Particle Physics I

code

420052

lecturer

prof.dr. M. Merk (UvA)

credits

6

period

1 and 2

aim

The objectives of this course is to provide students an in-depth knowledge of the theory of particle physics in particular in relation with particle physics experiments.

content

The lectures start with a caleidoscopic overview of the history of particle physics. After that scattering theory is introduced at the hand of Fermi's golden rule leading to a prescription for the calculation of cross sections and decay widths using Feynman diagrams. The scattering theory is then applied to the case of quantum electrodynamics, first for spinless particles and then for particles with spin 1/2. The weak interaction is discussed leading to the calculation of the muon decay width. Finally, the concept of local gauge invariance is introduced and applied to describe the unified electroweak interaction resulting in the calculation of the process: e^+ e^- -> (gamma, Z) -> mu^+ mu^-.

form of tuition

'Studio-classroom' concept.

literature

Francis Hulzen and Alan D. Martin: Quarks and Leptons, an Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

mode of assessment

Written examination and oral presentations.

target audience

mPhys.

remarks

Registration via http://studieweb.student.uva.nl three weeks prior to the start of the course. Course registration includes registration for the examination. Registration is also possible at the Education Office, phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7100, e-mail: ondwns@science.uva.nl. For the course schedules consult the separate schedule guide or see http://www.student.uva.nl/




subject

Particle Physics II

code

420053

lecturers

prof.dr. S.C.M. Bentvelsen (UvA, phone: +31 (0) 20 592 5140, e-mail: S.C.M.Bentvelsen@uva.nl); prof.dr. M. Merk (UvA); prof.dr. T. Peitzmann (UvA)

credits

6

period

4 and 5

aim

The objectives of this course is to provide students an in-depth knowledge of the theory of particle physics in particular in relation with particle physics experiments.

content

In the second part of the course some 'hot' issues of modern particle physics are presented:

  • Solar neutrinos, neutrino oscillations, neutrino mass

  • Symmetry breaking in the Standard model, Higgs production and detection at the future LHC pp collider

  • CP-violation in the kaon system and the B-hadron system.

form of tuition

'Studio-Classroom' concept, lectures and practical work.

literature

Francis Halzen and Alan D. Martin: Quarks and Leptons, an Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics, John Wiley & Sons Inc.

mode of assessment

Written examination.

target audience

mPhys.

remarks

Registration via http://studieweb.student.uva.nl three weeks prior to the start of the course. Course registration includes registration for the examination. Registration is also possible at the Education Office, phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7100, e-mail: ondwns@science.uva.nl. For the course schedules consult the separate schedule guide or see http://www.student.uva.nl/




subject

Particles and Fields

code

420112

lecturer

prof.dr. J. Smit (UvA, phone: +31 (0) 20 525 5743, email: jsmit@science.uva.nl)

credits

6

period

4 and 5

content

Quantum chromodynamics (the quark-gluon theory of the strong interactions), explicit and spontaneous symmetry breaking, Goldstone bosons, Higgs mechanism, Standard Model for the electroweak and strong interactions. Homepage: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~jsmit

form of tuition

Lectures and projects.

literature

M.E. Peshkin and D.V. Schroeder, Introduction to Quantum Field Theory. Addison Wesley.

mode of assessment

Written examination.

entry requirements

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory; an introductory course in particle physics phenomenology would be helpful.

target audience

mPhys.

remarks

Registration via http://studieweb.student.uva.nl three weeks prior to the start of the course. Course registration includes registration for the examination. Registration is also possible at the Education Office, phone: +31 (0) 20 525 7100, e-mail: ondwns@science.uva.nl. For the course schedules consult the separate schedule guide or see http://www.student.uva.nl/




subject

Pattern Formation in Complex Systems

code

420055

 

In the academic year 2006/7 there will be no lectures given. Students wishing to take this course in 2006/7 are requested to contact the coordinator. In the academic year 2007/8 there will be lectures again.

lecturer

dr. R.J. Wijngaarden

credits

6

period

4 and/or 5

aim

Understanding the striking patterns of nature.

content

Pattern formation occurs in many different kinds of systems. In this course we discuss the patterns occurring in biological systems such as the stripes of zebras and the beautiful shapes of some bacterial colonies, in granular media such as the surface fluctuations in a heap of sand, in chemical systems such as the spirals in the Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction, in fluid flow such as Rayleigh Bénard cells and Hele Shaw instabilities, in superconductors such as flux front roughening and in geological systems such as landscape formation by rivers. Website http://www.nat.vu.nl/CondMat/rw/pf/

literature

A.-L. Barabási and H.E. Stanley: Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth, Cambridge U.P., ISBN 0-521-48318-2 and a number of review papers.

mode of assessment

Depending on the number of candidates, oral or written examination. Re-examinations are written or oral (depending on the number of students).

target audience

mPhys, mChem

remarks

Via https://tisvu.vu.nl/HTM/TISVULogin.htm. Three weeks prior to the start of the course. Course registration includes registration for the examination. Registration is also possible at the Education Office, phone: 598 7662, e-mail: owb@few.vu.nl . For the course schedules see http://www.few.vu.nl/onderwijs/roosters or contact the coordinating lecturer.




subject

Perception (Perceptie)

code

815047

credits

6

period

5

lecturer

dr. C.N.L. Olivers

content

Introduction to the fundamental principles of perception. Physiological, psychophysical and cognitive approaches to visual, auditory and tactile perception are treated.

form of tuition

Lectures, literature study

literature

Goldstein, E.B. (2002) Sensation and Perception. 6th Edition. London: Brooks/Cole. As well as a selection of articles (to be announced in class).

mode of assessment

Written exam and in-class assignments.

entry requirements

No specific requirements




subject

Performance Analysis of Communication Networks

code

400165

credits

6

period

1 and 2

lecturers

dr. T. Kielmann; prof.dr. R.D. van der Mei

aim

Knowledge: The student will acquire basic knowledge of:

  • quantitative models for predicting and analyzing the performance of communication networks;

  • traffic models;

  • traffic management techniques;

  • performance evaluation and approximation techniques,

  • performance measurement techniques.

Skills: The student will gain experience in the development and analysis of performance models and will learn how to tackle practical performance problems arising in the telecommunications industry.

content

Over the past few years the use of communication services (WWW, mobile voice telephony, mobile Internet access, PC banking, on-line ticket reservation, on-line games, peer-to-peer applications, video services) has experienced tremendous growth. Consequently, communication networks are expected to handle huge amounts of (digital) information, and in many situations the available amounts of transmission or processing capacity is a limiting factor, which in many cases leads to degradation of the Quality of Service (QoS). A key factor for the commercial success of communication services in the competitive telecommunications market is the ability to deliver a high and predictable QoS level to the customers (in terms of response times, throughput and availability) in a cost-effective manner. Typical questions that will be addressed during the course are:

  • What does the traffic in the network look like?

  • How can we measure performance of the network?

  • How many customers can a given network handle with good quality?

  • How can we predict the performance of a service in the network?

  • How do we deal with traffic problems in the network?

In addition to the basic theory of performance models for communication networks, the application of the theory to solve practical problems will play a central role.

form of tuition

The course is 2 hours per week. Practical homework assignments will be distributed bi-weekly.

literature

Reader.

mode of assessment

On the basis of both the homework assignments and a written exam.

entry requirements

Basic knowledge of stochastics and computer networks.

target audience

mBMI, mCS, mPDCS, mEct




subject

Pharmacodynamics of Drug Action

code

435686

coördinator

dr. M.J. Smit

lecturers

dr. M.J. Smit; dr. H.F. Vischer

credits

3

period

4

aim

To get acquainted with basic concepts and experimental approaches in molecular pharmacology.

content

This course comprises the study of the fundamental principles and aspects of receptor structure and function. Molecular mechanisms by which drugs act will be studied, focusing on ligand-receptor interactions, intracellular signaling pathways activated by these receptors and the role of these receptors in (patho)physiology. Modern pharmacological concepts, including constitutive receptor activity and experimental methods will be addressed as well.

form of tuition

Case study

literature

Assignment based on selected reviews and research papers and Rang, Dale and Ritter - Pharmacology 5th edition (ISBN 0-443-07145-4)

mode of assessment

Written report and oral presentation

entry requirements

Knowledge of the basic principles of drug-action.

target audience

mPhar, mMNS/molecular medicine.

remarks

Please contact the coordinator four weeks prior to the start of the course (e-mail: mj.smit@few.vu.nl).




subject

Physical-Organic Chemistry

code

435663

lecturers

prof.dr. K. Lammertsma; prof.dr. J.N.H. Reek; dr.ing. I.J.P. de Esch

credits

6

period

1

aim

Survey of structural features, reaction mechanisms, and physical organic concepts needed in organic chemistry.

content

Advanced organic chemistry course centered on chemical bonding, stereochemical principles, conformational and stereo-electronic effects, isotope effects, reaction mechanisms, nucleophilic substitutions, eliminations, aromaticity, carbocations, carbanions, radicals, pericyclic reactions, and acid-base catalysis. These structural and mechanistic concepts are essential in organic synthesis.

form of tuition

Lectures

literature

Anslyn, E.V. and Dougherty, D.A., Modern Physical Organic Chemistry, University Science Books, 2006.

mode of assessment

Written or oral examination.

entry requirements

B.Sc.

target audience

mCh, mPhar

remarks

Registration for this course via https://tisvu.vu.nl/HTM/TISVULogin.htm, one week prior to the start. For the course schedules please refer to http://www.few.vu.nl/onderwijs/roosters.




subject

Physics of Biological Systems

code

470620

lecturer

prof.dr. R. van Grondelle (co-ordinator)

credits

6

period

01.05.2007-25.05.2007

aim

The course provides a thorough schooling in the physical theories and principles that underly both the functioning and study of biological systems.

content

Topics will include:

- quantum mechanics

- structure of molecules

- electronic spectroscopy



- physical theory underlying experimental methods (absorption and fluorescence, polarized light spectroscopy, ultrafast laserspectroscopy, data-analysis)

form of tuition

Students take turns to prepare topics and teach them to their colleagues. The lecturer is present and provides comments.

literature

Physical Chemistry for The Life Sciences, Atkins and De Paula. Oxford University Press

mode of assessment

Obligatory exercises, reports, presentations.

target audience

Students with Bachelor Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Medical Biology with a strong interest in the interface between these disciplines

remarks

The course is taught in the English language.




subject

Physics of Circulation and Respiration

code

420139

 

location: Academic Medical Center, dept. Medical Physics
Wednesday, 14-17

lecturer

prof.dr.ir. J. Spaan (j.a.spaan@amc.uva.nl)

credits

6

period

4 and 5

aim

Understanding the basic concepts of the physics of Circulation and respiration.

content

Circulation and respiration are two systems in our body where fluid mechanics of liquids and gases are of major importance for a proper understanding. In the circulation the corpuscular character of blood is also of importance and is reflected in the rheological behavior of blood. The driving forces of both systems are muscles and consequently also muscle mechanics will be treated. Both circulation and respiration are well-controlled systems that are focussed on the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. The principles of physiological control systems are treated in this course. Flows in circulation and respiration are pulsatile. In blood the interaction between flow and the vessel wall results in wave patterns of pressure and fluid velocity in the circulation. The most important parameter for the control of the circulation is the blood filling of our body. Therefore, we can not do without insight into the function of the kidney. The topics will be treated tightly coupled to clinical problems and illustrated by visits to clinical departments in the AMC.

form of tuition

Lectures, practical work

mode of assessment

Written examination.

target audience

mPhys, mChem

remarks

Once in every 2 years




naam

Physics of Life

code

430019

lecturers

prof.dr. R.M. Heethaar; dr. A.A. Lammertsma; dr. J.T. Marcus

studiepunten

6

periode

1

aim

After the course the student should be able to understand the basic principles of:

  • Interaction of radiation and tissuc

  • Medical imaging devices

  • Image analysis

content

The basic physics of the interaction of the different types of radiation (electromagnetic, radioactive, ultrasound) with tissues of the human body. The basics physics of image formation in medicine and basic properties of digital (medical) images and their transformations.

form of tuition

Working group

literature

Hobbie, R.K., Intermediate pghusics for medicine and biology, Springer-Verlag (1997) New York.

mode of assessment

Written examination.

entry requirements

Physics at the level of bachelor MNW or physics.

target audience

Bachelor students MNW, physics.




subject

Physics of Radiation Physics

code

420180

 

Location: VU University medical center.

lecturer

prof.dr. R.M. Heethaar (rm.heethaar@vumc.nl)

credits

3

period

5

aim

Main topics in the field of Medical Physics, in particular radiation physics and its application to radiotherapy are discussed at an advanced level.

form of tuition

Lectures.

literature

Handouts.

mode of assessment

Written examination.

target audience

mPhys, mChem




subject

Physics of Sensory Organs

code

420140

 

Location: Academic Medical Center, dept. Medical Physics.
Thursday, 14-17

lecturer

dr. T.J.Th.P. van den Berg (t.j.vandenberg@amc.uva.nl)

credits

6

period

4 and 5

aim

Understanding the basic concepts of the physics of Sensory organs.

content

The relation between anatomy and function of a number of sensory organs from a physical point of view. Topics: eye and ear, optical and acoustical transfer functions, visual and auditory receptor system, dynamic control, temporal and spatial transfer functions (peripheral and central), photometry and phonometry, color measurement, contrast and color perception, related pathology and diagnostic measurement methods.

form of tuition

Lectures, practical work.

mode of assessment

Oral examination.

target audience

mPhys, mCh




subject

Portal Course

code

470617

lecturers

guest lecturers; dr. K. Krab (co-ordinator); dr. F.C. Boogerd; prof.dr. H.V. Westerhoff

credits

6

period

04.09.2006-29.09.2006

aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students with a Biology bachelor or Medical Biology bachelor (or equivalent) to concepts and methods of physics, chemistry and mathematics, and students with a Physics, Chemistry of Mathematics oriented bachelor to concepts and methods of Biology and Medical Biology, in preparation for the remainder of the curriculum Systems Biology.

content

Goals: the students will

- obtain sufficient insight and knowledge across the range from medical biology to mathematics to be able to follow the rest of the topmaster Systems Biology/Biomolecular Integration

- appreciate and understand the importance and motives of the 'other' disciplines

- be able to engage in thorough scientific discussions with students of the 'other' blood group

- will be introduced to concepts in: Cell Biology , Biophysics , Biochemistry , Chemistry , Mathematics , Molecular genetics , Physics and Pathophysiology

- will (depending on the student's background) follow a short practical course in experimentation or practical use of computers.



form of tuition

Guided self-study; tutorials / discussions of book material, lecture notes, web-courses, computer and laboratorypracticals; assignments (reviews of topics in scientific literature, application of methods). The exact program will be tailored to individual student.

literature

Reader (10 euro); Molecular Biology of the Cell (Alberts, B. et al., fourth edition of later)

mode of assessment

Oral examination, results of assignments.

target audience

Students with Bachelor Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Medical Biology with a strong interest in the interface between these disciplines

remarks

The course is taught in the English language, and involves much direct contact with the professors and associate professors.




naam

Praktijk

code

990002

studiepunten

30

contacturen

250 (250 stage)

 

De praktijk bedraagt tenminste 250 klassencontacturen, waarin de student lessen observeert, zelf lessen geeft, of deelneemt aan andere leerlinggerichte activiteiten. Ten minste 120 lessen worden door de student zelf verzorgd, waarvan minimaal 40 lesuren in de bovenbouw van havo/vwo.

periode

Het vak beslaat 2 semesters, en loopt daarbij parallel aan de vakdidactiek en de algemene didactiek / pedagogiek. Zo is ook een goede wisselwerking mogelijk tussen theorie (colleges) en praktijk.

doel

Praktijkervaring opdoen in het lesgeven.

inhoud

In overleg met de begeleider op school en op de opleiding voert de student stageopdrachten op school uit en verwerkt deze in het digitaal portfolio.

toetsing

Er zijn twee beoordelingsmomenten: aan het eind van elk semester. De praktijk wordt door de schoolbegeleider en door de instituutsbegeleider beoordeeld.

opmerkingen

Dit vak is alleen te volgen als onderdeel van de universitaire lerarenopleiding.




naam

Praktijkonderzoek

code

990003

studiepunten

8

docent

Diverse docenten

periode

Het praktijkonderzoek vindt plaats in de tweede helft van de lerarenopleiding.

doel

  • Zicht krijgen hoe door systematisch onderzoeken van onderwijssituaties inzicht verkregen kan worden in leerprocessen van leerlingen.

  • Opdoen van ervaring met het voorbereiden uitvoeren en rapporteren van onderzoek van onderwijssituaties.

inhoud

Bij het praktijkonderzoek diept de student één of meer vraagstukken uit de (eigen) onderwijspraktijk uit. Hij of zij doet dat door het opzetten, uitvoeren en evalueren van een op de onderwijspraktijk gericht onderzoek waarbij op één of enkele scholen empirisch materiaal wordt verzameld rond de meesterproef. Elke student maakt in het kader van vakdidactiek een meesterproef. In het praktijkonderzoek wordt het leereffect (van één of meer aspecten) van de meesterproef onderzocht.
Dit onderzoek mondt uit in een (voor)onderzoekverslag, een peer review en een onderzoeksartikel. Op de onderwijsresearchdag van het Onderwijscentrum VU worden enkele praktijkonderzoeken van dio's gepresenteerd en bediscussieerd.

werkwijze

Aan het begin van de opleiding worden doel, planning en beoordeling van het praktijkonderzoek uitgelegd en ontvangen de studenten een handleiding met daarin onder meer een beoordelingschecklist en literatuursuggesties op het gebied van methoden en technieken van onderzoek. Er worden drie werkcolleges georganiseerd ter ondersteuning.
De studenten worden uitgedaagd met hun praktijkonderzoek aan te sluiten bij onderzoek dat wordt verricht door medewerkers van het Onderwijscentrum VU en zoveel mogelijk gemeenschappelijke thema's op te pakken. Literatuurverkenning, probleemstelling, onderzoeksvraag en onderzoeksdesign dienen door de instituutsbegeleiders goedgekeurd te worden alvorens de dio verder kan gaan met de dataverzamelingsfase en de data verwerkingsfase. Gedurende deze fasen zijn de instituutsbegeleiders beschikbaar voor individuele hulp.
Aan de hand van concepten van het onderzoeksverslag reflecteert de dio met zijn instituutsbegeleider op de analyse van de onderzoeksgegevens in het licht van de literatuur. Vervolgens wordt het definitieve onderzoeksartikel geschreven.

literatuur

Studenten ontvangen aan het begin van het vak literatuursuggesties op het gebied van methoden en technieken van onderzoek

toetsing

  • (Voor)onderzoeksverslag

  • Peer review over (voor)onderzoeksverslag

  • onderzoeksartikel voor vaktijdschrift voor leraren

entreevoorwaarden

Dit vak is alleen te volgen als onderdeel van de universitaire lerarenopleiding.

opmerkingen

Het onderzoek wordt uitgevoerd rond de meesterproef en bevat een vooronderzoek en een hoofdonderzoek




subject

Principles of Neuroscience

code

470701

lecturers

dr. W.J.A.J. Smeets (VUmc); prof.dr. A.B. Brussaard (FELS)

credits

6

period

04.09.2006-29.09.2006

aim

Providing the master student, independently of her/his primary training, with a solid basis in cell biology, neurophysiology and functional neuroanatomy.

content

The following chapters of Principles of Neural Science (Kandel et al., 2000; McGraw Hill) will be dealt with: Cell and Molecular Biology of the Neuron: The cytology of the neuron; Synthesis and trafficking of neuronal protein; Ion channels; Membrane potential; Local signalling: passive electrical properties of the neuron; Propagated signalling: the action potential. Elementary Interactions between Neurons: Overview of synaptic transmission; Signalling at the nerve-muscle synapse; Synaptic integration; Modulation of synaptic transmission : second messengers; Transmitter release; Neurotransmitters; Disease of chemical transmission at the nerve-muscle synapse. The Neural Basis of Cognition: The anatomical organization of the central nervous system; The functional organization of perception and movement. Perception: Coding of sensory information; Touch; The perception of pain; Visual processing by the retina; Central visual pathways; Perception of motion, depth, and form; Color vision; Hearing; Sensory transduction in the ear; Smell and taste: the chemical senses. Movement: The organization of movement; The motor unit and muscle action; Diseases of the motor unit; Spinal reflexes; Locomotion; Voluntary movement; The control of gaze; The vestibular system; Posture; The cerebellum; The basal ganglia

form of tuition

Research lectures, practicals, demonstrations

literature

Kandel ER, Schwartz JH, Jessell TM Principles of Neural Science, 2000, 4th edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0-07-112000-9. [Ch4-Ch15, Ch17-Ch43].

Recent research papers will be handed out during lectures.



mode of assessment

Written examination; open end questions

entry requirements

Bachelor Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology with profile Biological Psychology or Neuropsychology

remarks

Language: tuition in English

Practicals and demonstrations are compulsory



Application: Course coordination (wjaj.smeets@vumc.nl)




subject

Principles of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Pharmacochemistry

code

435675

coördinator

prof.dr. N.P.E. Vermeulen

lecturers

Gastdocenten; prof.dr. N.P.E. Vermeulen

credits

6

period

1

aim

General introduction into and deepening of knowledge of concepts, mechanisms and recent developments in pharmaceutical sciences, with emphasis on medicinal chemistry and toxicity.

content

A general introduction will be given to the process of drug discovery, drug design, drug development and drug safety assessment. Subsequently, potential drug targets, mechanisms of drug actions (including drug-receptor/enzyme interactions and dose-response relations), drug disposition (including pharmaco-/toxicokinetics) and drug toxicity will be discussed. Using various drug classes, relationships between chemical structures and biological activities will be derived and illustrated. Finally, various modern developments and tools will be illustrated by recent applications in the field of drug research, medicinal chemistry and toxicology.

form of tuition

Lectures and tutorials.

literature

Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry, 3th edition by G.L. Patrick (Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-927500-9) and Casarett & Doull's Toxicology, The Basic Science of Poisons, 6th edition, (ISBN 0-07-134721-6).

mode of assessment

Written examination and Blackboard assignments.

entry requirements

Basic knowledge of (pharmaco) chemistry or related fields.

target audience

mPhar

remarks

Please contact the secretary four weeks prior to the start of the course (e-mail: moltox@few.vu.nl).




subject

Principles of Programming Languages

code

400166

lecturer

dr. N. Silvis-Cividjian

credits

4

content

The course teaches the underlying principles and the anatomy of programming languages with emphasis placed on trade-offs in design and implementation.
A few very different programming languages are studied and where possible compared: ML, Java, Prolog and Python.
Topics: syntax andd semantics, binding, types, scope, memory management, exceptions, object-orientation, functional programming, logical programming, scripting languages.

literature

Weber, A.B., Modern programming languages: a practical introduction. ISBN 1-887902-76-7.

mode of assessment

Written exam and a compulsory assignment (written report about a novel language and a presentation).

target audience

3I, 3IK, 3AI, mCS

recommended background knowledge

A course in data structures and programming proficiency in at least one high-level programming language.

remarks

Course website: www.few.vu.nl/~nsilvis/PPL/2006.
As part of the internationalization effort, the course is taught in English.

This course will not be taught in the academic year 2006/2007. An exam is scheduled in january 2007 exclusively for the students which fulfilled the assignment in may 2006.
The course will be taught again in the academic year 2007/2008 and is scheduled in periods 1 and 2.




subject

Probability and Statistics

code

400178

lecturer

dr. F. Camia

credits

4

period

5

content

This course is concerned with basic notions in probability and statistics. Such notions have many important applications, including in computer science and artificial intelligence (for example in the areas of software reliability and expert systems). The first part of the course gives an introduction to probability, the second part deals with some statistical tools. Exercise classes offer the opportunity to work with the notions explained during the lectures.

form of tuition

Lectures and exercise classes.

literature

John A. Rice, Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis.

mode of assessment

Written exam.

entry requirements

Calculus.

target audience

mCS




naam

Programmeren in Prolog

code

400270

studiepunten

4

periode

5

docent

dr. A.C.M. ten Teije

inhoud

De cursus programmeren in Prolog bestaat uit colleges en een begeleid praktikum. Een introductie wordt gegeven van de declaratieve programmertaal Prolog. Aandacht wordt geschonken aan het ontwerp en het implementeren van kennisrepresentatie formalismes, zoekstrategieen, kennissystemen en natuurlijke taal verwerking. De cursus programmeren in Prolog is een vereiste voor het deelnemen aan "Project AI".

werkwijze

Colleges en verplicht practicum.

literatuur

  • Bratko, I., PROLOG programming for Artificial Intelligence, 3rd edition. Addison- Wesley, 2001.

  • Wielemaker, J., SWI-Prolog Reference Manual.

toetsing

Tentamen en practicum.
Het eindcijfer is het gemiddelde van het practicumcijfer en het tentamencijfer, onder de voorwaarde dat beide onderdelen (practicum en tentamen) voldoende zijn.

doelgroep

1AI, 3I, mCS

opmerkingen

Zie Blackboard.




subject

Programming (Programmeren)

code

813002

credits

6

contact

168 hours (3 interim examination, 24 practical, 129 self-study, 12 lecture)

docent

dr. C.N.L. Olivers

period

2 (not in 06/07)

aim

Learn programming skills and apply them to psychological testing, experimenting and analysing data.

content

The first part of the course teaches how to design, implement and test a computer program in Visual Basic and use it for psychological purposes. Modules, data types, functions, procedures, declarations, selection structures, repetition structures, and file handling will be treated. The second part consists of the design, implementation, and testing of computer program specific to psychological experiments. For this E-Prime will be used, a package based on Visual Basic. In the last part Excel will be used to organize, analyze, and present data.

form of tuition

12 x 1 hour lecture, 12 x 2 hours practicals (compulsory), assignments (twice a week)

literature

  • The complete idiot's guide to Visual Basic.NET  - Clayton Walnum. Alpha Books. ISBN 0028642317 Please order in time

  • Manual E-Prime (to be copied at first lecture). All other material will be made available through Blackboard

examination format

interim examination

mode of assessment

Of the 12 assignments, at least 8 need to be marked 6 or higher. At the end there will be an exam consisting of essay questions and programming assignments. You are allowed to bring your book and any other material.




subject

Programming C++

code

420141

 

At Nikhef location

lecturer

dr. W. Verkerke (UvA, phone: +31 (0)20 592 5140, e-mail: verkerke@nikhef.nl)

credits

3

period

3

aim

The objectives of this course is to introduce students in the concept of Object Oriented programming and to provide them the hands-on experience of programming in C++.

content

The course consists of the introduction into the syntax of the C++  computing language and object-oriented programming.

form of tuition

Hands-on computer programming in a studio classroom.

literature

Book: The C++ Programming Language, 3rd edition by Bjarne Stroustrup (ISBN 0201889544) and Exercises.

mode of assessment

Will be announced.

target audience

mPhys.

remarks

Registration via http://studieweb.student.uva.nl four weeks prior to the start of the course. Course registration includes registration for the examination. Registration is also possible at the Education Office, phone: +31 (0)20 5257100, e-mail: ondwns@science.uva.nl. For the course schedules consult the separate schedule guide or see http://www.student.uva.nl/




naam

Project Informatiekunde

code

400058

studiepunten

9

periode

4, 5 en 6

docent

prof.dr.ir. J.L. Top

doel

Het doel van Project Informatiekunde is de student inzicht te geven in de problematiek rond het uitvoeren van een extern informatiseringsproject. Het gaat hierbij om het ontwerpen of analyseren van informatiesystemen voor een klant, in teamverband en volgens een planning. De student leert omgaan met de onzekere en onvoorspelbare factoren in een realistische setting.

inhoud

De in de studie opgedane kennis en vaardigheden met betrekking tot systeemontwikkeling worden in het practicum zoveel mogelijk geïntegreerd en in praktijk gebracht door middel van het uitvoeren van een informatiseringsproject voor een bedrijf met een werkelijk probleem. Het project doet echter ook een beroep op de inventiviteit, creativiteit, zelfstandigheid en collegialiteit van de student. Het uiteindelijke resultaat voor de klant is een ontwerp van een mogelijk informatiesysteem of een gedetailleerde informatieanalyse. Het projectteam legt een volledig projecttraject af in de vorm van een contractfase, een uitvoeringsfase en een individuele evaluatiefase. Het is niet de bedoeling dat er gedurende het practicum een systeem daadwerkelijk wordt geïmplementeerd. Communicatie binnen het projectteam, met de opdrachtgever en met de stuurgroep (vanuit de VU) is een cruciaal aspect van dit vak.

werkwijze

  • De deelnemers werken in projectgroepen van 5-8 personen. De teams worden samengesteld door de begeleiding. Elk team benoemt haar eigen projectmanagement en regelt alle projectbijeenkomsten.

  • De belasting voor dit vak is gemiddeld 20 uur per week per persoon.

  • Deelnemers voor dit project moeten zich uiterlijk 13 januari 2006 inschrijven via TIS, https://tis.vu.nl/tis/menu.

literatuur

Collegedictaat.

toetsing

Het project wordt beoordeeld door de klant (bruikbaarheid van het resultaat), door een stuurgroep vanuit de universiteit (proces en methode) en door de practicumbegeleiding (op basis van een persoonlijke evaluatie).

doelgroep

3I, 3IK

voorkennis

Vereist voor deelname aan het practicum: Software Engineering (400071), Databases I (400018), Bedrijfsmodellering en Requirements Engineering (400010, theorie en practicum).




subject

Project Knowledge Systems

code

400381

lecturer

dr. A.C.M. ten Teije

credits

6

period

5 and 6

content

The aim of project knowledge systems is to gain experience in designing  and implementing a knowledge system. Knowledge obtained from the course Knowledge System can be applied in practice. We use the programming environment Jess, which is a Java based expert system shell.

There are two types of assignments. A-assignments: in these tasks the students learn the basics of Jess, which are necessary for the  B-assignment. The  B-assignment is the main assignment of this course: designing and realising a realistic and useful system.


The students themselves, have to choose a task, a domain and one or more experts for acquiring kowledge.

This project  has to be carried out in groups of two students.



form of tuition

Meetings and assignments.

literature

Mark Stefik, Introduction to knowledge systems. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1995

mode of assessment

Practical assignments and report.

entry requirements

Kennissystemen (400126).

target audience

mAI-Cognitive Science

remarks

See blackboard page.




subject

Project Multimedia

code

400358

supervisoren

dr. A.P.W. Eliens; dr. C.G. van der Veer

credits

6

period

Any

aim

To gain experience with aspects of multimedia or game development in a project setting.

content

Working in a group, with a clear target, such as the development of an educational game, has our preference. Subject and focus of the project will be determined for each student individually, together with the supervisor. Possible projects include: the development of a cultural heritage application, the animation of (intelligent) humanoids in a virtual environment, or the realization of real-time visual effects in 3D.

form of tuition

Project.

literature

Online material.

mode of assessment

Application with documentation.

target audience

mCS-MM

remarks

For information, see www.cs.vu.nl/~eliens/projects



subject

Project Optimization of Business Processes

code

400213

credits

6

period

3

lecturer

prof.dr. G.M. Koole

aim

To acquire skills related to Decision Support Systems, and to learn to apply relevant scientific knowledge.

content

Project optimization of business processes concerns the construction and/or design of (part of) a decision support system that:

  • is designed and built in a scientifically sound way;

  • can be used in practice.

The result will be made publicly available on the internet.

form of tuition

Students work in groups.
The DSS will be implemented in Excel; getting acquinted with Visual Basic for Applications (the macro language of Excel) is part of the project and will be graded separately.

literature

None.

mode of assessment

Individual test for VBA, individual grade for participation in group project based on observed participation and a short oral exam.

entry requirements

Applied Stochastic Modeling (400392).

target audience

Compulsory for mBMI

remarks

Registration for this course via https://tisvu.vu.nl/tis/menu, two weeks prior to the start.




naam

Project Software Engineering

code

400067

studiepunten

8

periode

5 en 6

docent

dr. P. Lago

inhoud

Het doel van het SE project is de theorie opgedaan in het SE college toe te passen in een zo'n realistisch mogelijke praktijksituatie. Het project bestaat uit het construeren van een groot programma in teamverband volgens de RAD (Rapid Application Development) methode. Zoveel mogelijk aspecten van projectmatig werken en software engineering zullen hierbij aan de orde komen, waaronder het opstellen van een projectplan, requirements engineering, design, implementatie en testen, maar ook het samenwerken in een team.

werkwijze

Het uitvoeren van een project in teamverband (4 à 5 personen) met een 'progress report' presentatie van 15 minuten.

literatuur

Vliet, H. van, Software Engineering, Principles and Practice 2nd edition. John Wiley, 2000

Martin Fowler, UML Distilled 3rd edition. Addison Wesley, 2003.



toetsing

Een team wordt beoordeeld op samenwerking (10%), kwaliteit van de documentatie (25%), kwaliteit van de opgeleverde producten (25%), de consistentie van de documentatie en het eindproduct (10%), projectpresentatie (10%) en een individuele evaluatie (20%).

doelgroep

2I, 2IK, 2BWI, 3AI

voorkennis

Vereiste voorkennis: Datastructuren practicum (400140).

opmerkingen

Tijdens de eerste drie weken van dit practicum (week 14 t/m 16), wordt er 2 uur college gegeven.

Inschrijven voor dit vak is verplicht via TIS https://tisvu.vu.nl/tis/menu tot 2 weken voor aanvang.



Voor meer informatie zie Blackboard: http://bb.vu.nl.




subject

Protein Analysis

code

435045

lecturers

prof.dr. H. Irth; dr. H. Lingeman

credits

6

period

3

aim

Giving a clear account of the principles and techniques that can be used for the qualitative and quantitative determination of proteins.

content

The qualitative and quantitative determination of proteins frequently is performed by a combination of chromatographic / electrophoretic and mass spectrometric techniques. The principles of these techniques will be discussed as well as on the application of these techniques. Special attention will be given to sample treatment procedures and affinity-based separation techniques. With respect to the identification of unknown biological macromolecules, the power of hyphenated techniques in combination with the various modes of mass spectrometry will be highlighted.

form of tuition

Lectures and tutorials.

literature

Hand-outs (electronically available).

mode of assessment

Written or oral examination.

entry requirements

Basic knowledge of biochemistry, chromatograqhy, electrophoresis and mass spectrometry.

target audience

mCh, mPhar


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