Facets of Systems Science / Edition 1

Facets of Systems Science / Edition 1

by George Klir
     
 

This is the substantially updated second edition of the first comprehensive overview of systems science for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. This new edition adds supplemental examples and exercises, and a selection of recent papers in systems science. From a review in Kybernetika: "One is struck in reading Facets at just how monumental of an

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This is the substantially updated second edition of the first comprehensive overview of systems science for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. This new edition adds supplemental examples and exercises, and a selection of recent papers in systems science. From a review in Kybernetika: "One is struck in reading Facets at just how monumental of an undertaking this... As Klir presents it, systems science represents a new dimension of science. ...I would like to suggest that a close study of Facets is likely to benefit anyone interested in gaining new insights into scientific inquiry itself as well as new methods for investigating problems of individual interest. Thanks Professor Klir!" -Richard M. Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306439599
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
IFSR International Series on Systems Science and Engineering, #7
Edition description:
1991
Pages:
684
Product dimensions:
1.56(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. ISystems Science: A Guided Tour1
Ch. 1What Is Systems Science?3
Ch. 2More about Systems9
Ch. 3Systems Movement31
Ch. 4Conceptual Frameworks55
Ch. 5Systems Methodology89
Ch. 6Systems Metamethodology109
Ch. 7Systems Knowledge123
Ch. 8Complexity135
Ch. 9Simplification Strategies159
Ch. 10Goal-Oriented Systems171
Ch. 11Systems Science in Retrospect and Prospect191
App.: Mathematical Terminology and Notation219
References223
Pt. IIClassical Systems Literature235
Author Index731
Subject Index735

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