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The Resource Dynamic Systems for Everyone : Understanding How Our World Works

Dynamic Systems for Everyone : Understanding How Our World Works

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Dynamic Systems for Everyone : Understanding How Our World Works
Title
Dynamic Systems for Everyone
Title remainder
Understanding How Our World Works
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Systems are everywhere and we are surrounded by them. We are a complex amalgam of systems that enable us to interact with an endless array of external systems in our daily lives. They are electrical, mechanical, social, biological, and many other types that control our environment and our well-being. By appreciating how these systems function, will broaden our understanding of how our world works. Readers from a variety of disciplines will benefit from the knowledge of system behavior they will gain from this book and will be able to apply those principles in various contexts. The treatment of the subject is non-mathematical, and the book considers some of the latest concepts in the systems discipline, such as agent based systems, optimization, and discrete events and procedures. The diverse range of examples provided in this book, will allow readers to: Apply system knowledge at work and in daily life without deep mathematical knowledge; Build models and simulate system behaviors on a personal computer; Optimize systems in many different ways; Reduce or eliminate unintended consequences; Develop a holistic world view . This book will enable readers to not only better interact with the systems in their professional and daily lives, but also allow them to develop and evaluate them for their effectiveness in achieving their designed purpose. Comments from Reviewers: "This is a marvelously well written introduction to Systems Thinking and System Dynamics - I like it because it introduces Systems Thinking with meaningful examples, which everyone should be able to readily connect" - Gene Bellinger, Organizational theorist, systems thinker, and consultant, Director Systems Thinking World "Excellent book ...very well written. Mr. Ghosh's world view of system thinking is truly unique" - Peter A. Rizzi, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth "A thorough reading of the book provides an interesting way to view many problems in our society" --Bradford T. Stokes, Poppleton Chair and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University College of Medicine "This is a very good and very readable book that is a must read for any person involved in systems theory in any way - which may actually include just about everyone" - Peter G. Martin, Vice President Business Value Consulting, Schneider Electric
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Ghosh, Asish
Dewey number
620
Index
index present
LC call number
TA1-2040
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • System theory
  • Engineering
  • Job Careers in Science and Engineering
  • Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control
  • Computers and Society
  • Operation Research/Decision Theory
  • Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
  • Complexity
Label
Dynamic Systems for Everyone : Understanding How Our World Works
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking in Systems -- The Engineered Systems -- Political, Social, and Biological Systems -- The Fundamental Behavior Patterns -- Modeling and Simulation -- Optimization -- Distributed Intelligence -- Discrete Events and Procedures -- Unintended Consequences -- The Seven Habits of a Systems Savvy Person -- Epilogue: Future Directions and Challenges
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319439426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-43943-3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn963574178
Label
Dynamic Systems for Everyone : Understanding How Our World Works
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thinking in Systems -- The Engineered Systems -- Political, Social, and Biological Systems -- The Fundamental Behavior Patterns -- Modeling and Simulation -- Optimization -- Distributed Intelligence -- Discrete Events and Procedures -- Unintended Consequences -- The Seven Habits of a Systems Savvy Person -- Epilogue: Future Directions and Challenges
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319439426
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-43943-3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn963574178

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