Systems and Modeling
The first three chapters provide the fundamental introductory material for this book. In this chapter, we turn to Theme B to start exploring what systems science can do for us. Theme B concentrates mainly on modeling and, for our purposes, the role that it plays mainly in the natural sciences. Modeling is about “system identification.” Diagrams are a powerful qualitative approach to modeling and mark our first real look at the practical worth of systems ideas.
KeywordsSystem Identification Soft System Methodology Rich Picture Influence Diagram System Diagram
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