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System Theory

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  • Self-Organization in Complex Ecosystems. (MPB-42)by Solé; Ricard V.; Jordi Bascompte

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 67.50

    Can physics be an appropriate framework for the understanding of ecological science? Most ecologists would probably agree that there is little relation between the complexity of natural ecosystems and the simplicity of any example derived from Newtonian physics. Though ecologists have long been interested in concepts originally developed by statistical... more...

  • Complexity and Sustainabilityby Jennifer Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    Complex dynamic system studies have been studied explicitly in the natural sciences, and most only implicitly throughout other fields. Yet much great social theory and philosophy is in fact based in complexity, and important concepts like postmodernism, risk, and collapse all stem from complexity. Six key terms are explored: nonlinearity, feedbacks,... more...

  • Models as Make-Believeby Adam Toon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Scientists often try to understand the world by building simplified and idealised models of it. Adam Toon develops a new approach to scientific models by comparing them to the dolls and toy trucks of children's imaginative games, and offers a unified framework to solve difficult metaphysical problems and help to make sense of scientific practice. more...

  • The Engine of Complexityby John Mayfield

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and more recently, management science and economics. In this new title, John Mayfield elegantly synthesizes core concepts from across disciplines to offer a new approach to understanding how evolution... more...

  • Frequency Domain Criteria for Absolute stabilityby Kumpati S. Narendra

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Frequency Domain Criteria for Absolute Stability presents some generalizations of the well-known Popov solution to the absolute stability problem proposed by Lur'e and Postnikov in 1944. This book is divided into nine chapters that focus on the application of Lyapunov's direct method to generate frequency domain criteria for stability. The first eight... more...

  • X-Eventsby John L. Casti

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    ?I am an assiduous reader of John Casti?s books. He is a real scientific intellectual.?  ?Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York Times bestselling author of Fooled by Randomness ?Casti is at his best in presenting difficult philosophical ideas enthusiastically and lucidly, and in presenting everyday examples to illustrate them.? ? New York Times Book... more...

  • Systems Effectivenessby A. R. Habayeb

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Highlights three principal applications of system effectiveness: hardware system evaluation, organizational development and evaluation, and conflict analysis. The text emphasizes the commonality of the system effectiveness discipline. The first part of the work presents a framework for system effectiveness, partitioning and hierarchy of hardware systems.... more...

  • Rethinking the Process of Operational Research & Systems Analysisby R. Tomlinson; I. Kiss

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

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  • Psychology of System Designby D. Meister

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    This is a book about systems, including: systems in which humans control machines; systems in which humans interact with humans and the machine component is relatively unimportant; systems which are heavily computerized and those that are not; and governmental, industrial, military and social systems. The book deals with both traditional systems... more...

  • Thinking Through Systems Thinkingby Ion Georgiou

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    Systemicity is receiving wider attention thanks to its evident paradox. On the one hand, it occurs as a problem with complex symptoms. On the other, it is sought after as an approach for dealing with the non-linear reality of the world. At once problem and prize, systemicity continues to confound. This book details the mechanics of this paradox as... more...