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Systems and Modeling II

Process, Purposes, and Approaches
  • Robert L. Flood
  • Ewart R. Carson

Abstract

In Chapter 2 it was shown that systems are objects as perceived by people (see Figure 2.1). A system was also defined as an abstraction from the world, which is in fact a model. Miller (1967) talked about formulation of chunks of information when a threshold of complexity was passed, and it was also noted in Chapter 2 that these are recursively updated as more information is received. This is conceptual/mental modeling. Much of our everyday life is concerned with this sort of activity. Despite the gross simplification, however, the process is one of reduction to a level of usefulness. It does help us to progress through everyday life; it is parsimonious.

Keywords

Impulse Response Function Modeling Methodology ARIMA Modeling Modeling Purpose Transfer Function Model 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Flood
    • 1
  • Ewart R. Carson
    • 1
  1. 1.City UniversityLondonEngland

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