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System Theory

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  • Automatisieren mit SIMATICby Hans Berger

    Wiley 2010; US$ 39.50 US$ 34.23

    Totally Integrated Automation ist das Konzept, nach dem SIMATIC Maschinen, fertigungstechnische Anlagen und verfahrenstechnische Prozesse steuert. Am Beispiel der speicherprogrammierbaren Steuerung S7-300/400 bietet dieses Buch einen umfassenden und aktuellen Einstieg in die Arbeitsweise und den Aufbau eines modernen Automatisierungssystems. Darüber... more...

  • Complex Adaptive Systemsby John H. Miller; Scott E. Page

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    This book provides the first clear, comprehensive, and accessible account of complex adaptive social systems, by two of the field's leading authorities. Such systems--whether political parties, stock markets, or ant colonies--present some of the most intriguing theoretical and practical challenges confronting the social sciences. Engagingly written,... more...

  • Stochastic Control of Partially Observable Systemsby Alain Bensoussan

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 50.00

    These systems play an important role in many applications. more...

  • Foundations of Complex-system Theoriesby Sunny Y. Auyang

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 54.00

    Analyzes approaches to the study of complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences. more...

  • In the Wake of Chaosby Stephen H. Kellert

    University of Chicago Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    Chaos theory has captured scientific and popular attention. What began as the discovery of randomness in simple physical systems has become a widespread fascination with "chaotic" models of everything from business cycles to brainwaves to heart attacks. But what exactly does this explosion of new research into chaotic phenomena mean for our understanding... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 78.50 US$ 71.44

    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...

  • Anticipatory Systemsby Robert Rosen; Judith Rosen; John J. Kineman; Mihai Nadin

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 124.07

    In its revised, expanded and updated second edition, this book remains the guiding foundation for the still-growing field of Anticipatory Systems Theory. Includes a new set of Prolegomena, a new chapter on the Ontology of Anticipation and more. more...

  • Complexity and Sustainabilityby Jennifer Wells

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    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$ 39.99

    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...