Facets of Systems Science / Edition 1

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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

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'I heartily recommend this book to everyone, who has ever wondered "What is Systems Science"?'
International Journal of General Systems, 32:1 (2003)
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Systems Science: A Guided Tour 1
Ch. 1 What Is Systems Science? 3
Ch. 2 More about Systems 9
Ch. 3 Systems Movement 31
Ch. 4 Conceptual Frameworks 55
Ch. 5 Systems Methodology 89
Ch. 6 Systems Metamethodology 109
Ch. 7 Systems Knowledge 123
Ch. 8 Complexity 135
Ch. 9 Simplification Strategies 159
Ch. 10 Goal-Oriented Systems 171
Ch. 11 Systems Science in Retrospect and Prospect 191
App.: Mathematical Terminology and Notation 219
References 223
Pt. II Classical Systems Literature 235
Author Index 731
Subject Index 735
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