Publisher: Wikibooks 2010
Systems theory or general systems theory or systemics is an interdisciplinary field which studies systems as a whole. Systems theory focuses on complexity and interdependence. A system is composed of regularly interacting or interdependent groups of activities / parts that form a whole.
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by Hiroki Sayama - Open SUNY Textbooks
This textbook offers an introduction to the modeling and analysis of complex systems. Topics covered: fundamentals of modeling, basics of dynamical systems, discrete-time models, continuous-time models, bifurcations, chaos, cellular automata, etc.
by Robert Hermann - Math Sci Press
Systems theory offers a unified mathematical framework to solve problems in a wide variety of fields. This mathematics is not of the traditional sort involved in engineering education, but involves virtually every field of modern mathematics.
by Heikki Hyotyniemi - Helsinki University of Technology
This report summarizes ten levels of abstraction - from the most elementary to the most general levels when modeling biological systems. The neocybernetic principles can be seen as the key to reaching a holistic view of complex processes in general.
by David Batten - Westview Press
This is an informal and revealing introduction to the ideas of modern systems theory and self-organization as they apply to problems in the economic realm. David Batten interleaves anecdotes and stories with technical discussions.