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 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.
by Cosma Rohilla Shalizi - arXiv
The main methods and techniques of complex systems science. It distinguishes among the broad patterns which recur across complex systems, the topics complex systems science studies, the tools employed, and the foundational science of complex systems.
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.