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- University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95
Debora Hammond's The Science of Synthesis explores the development of general systems theory and the individuals who gathered together around that idea to form the Society for General Systems Research. In examining the life and work of the SGSR's five founding members-Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, James Grier Miller, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00
Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by both established senior philosophers of science and... more...
- Hachette Books 2008; Not Available
Why are the instruction manuals for cell phones incomprehensible? Why is a truck driver's job as hard as a CEO's? How can 10 percent of every medical dollar cure 90 percent of the world's disease? Why do bad teams win so many games? Complexity, as any scientist will tell you, is a slippery idea. Things that seem complicated can be astoundingly... more...
- Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 11.99
When scientists peer through a telescope at the distant stars in outer space or use a particle-accelerator to analyze the smallest components of matter, they discover that the same laws of physics govern the whole universe at all times and all places. Physicists call the eternal, ubiquitous constancy of the laws of physics symmetry. Symmetry is the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.50
The leading scientists who gave these papers under the sponsorship of the Royal Society in early 1987 provide reviews of facets of the subject of chaos ranging from the practical aspects of mirror machines for fusion power to the pure mathematics of geodesics on surfaces of negative curvature. The papers deal with systems in which chaotic conditions... more...
- FUEGO 2012; US$ 6.75
In einem Rundumschlag kommentiert Wolfgang Pohrt die Angst der Kommunisten vor dem Crash und andere Aspekte der aktuellen Diskussion. Dabei weiŖ er wie immer mit originellen Gedanken zu brillieren. Die Linken klagen den Kapitalismus auf moralische Weise an, in Wirklichkeit jedoch wollen sie ihn retten, dabei ist er auf ihre Hilfe gar nicht angewiesen,... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
The first detailed study of this most important class of systems which contain internal predictive models of themselves and/or of their environments and whose predictions are utilized for purposes of present control. This book develops the basic concept of a predictive model, and shows how it can be embedded into a system of feedforward control. Includes... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
One of the most fundamental and efficient ways of conceptualizing complex systems is to organize them hierarchically. A hierarchically organized system is represented by a network of interconnected subsystems, each of which has its own network of subsystems, and so on, until some elementary subsystems are reached that are not further decomposed. This... more...