Systems: Approaches, Theories, Applications: Including the Proceedings of the Eighth George Hudson Symposium Held at Plattsburgh, New York, April 11-12, 1975

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  • ISBN-13: 9789401012416
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Episteme Series , #3
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1977
  • Pages: 215
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

1. A Category-Theoretic Approach to Systems in a Fuzzy World.- 1. Machines in a Category.- 2. Fuzzy Machines.- 2. Parallelism, Slides, Schemas, and Frames.- 1. Parallelism.- 2. Slides and Schemas.- 3. Frames and Schemas.- 4. Development.- 5. More on Parallelism.- 3. The Fundamental Duality of System Theory.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Networks.- 3. Duality.- 4. Conclusion.- 4. Towards a Systems Methodology of Social Control Processes.- 5. States and Events.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Properties and Predicates.- 3. Definition of a State Function.- 4. Law Statements.- 5. Lagrangian Law Schemata.- 6. State Spaces.- 7. Law Statements and Transformation Formulas.- 8. Events and Processes.- 9. Event Space.- 10. The Category of Events.- 11. Concluding Remarks.- 6. Understanding Social and Economic Change in the United States.- 1. System Dynamics.- 2. Dynamics to Be Represented.- 3. Social and Economic Issues.- 4. Structure of the Model.- 5. Status, Schedule, Procedure.- 7. Pattern Discovery in Activity Arrays.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Sampling Procedure.- 3. Evaluation of Masks.- 4. Reduction of ST-Structures.- 5. Conclusions.- 8. A Purposive Behavior Model.- 9. Complexity and System Descriptions.- 10. Concerns, Comments, and Suggestions.- 1. Educational Concerns.- 2. Useful Mathematical Models.- 3. Problems of Applied Mathematics.- 4. Modeling.- 5. State Modeling of Objects.- 6. Questions.

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