The Resource An introduction to general systems thinking, Gerald M. Weinberg

An introduction to general systems thinking, Gerald M. Weinberg

Label
An introduction to general systems thinking
Title
An introduction to general systems thinking
Statement of responsibility
Gerald M. Weinberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weinberg, Gerald M
Index
index present
LC call number
Q295
LC item number
.W44 1975
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Q 295 W423i 1975
Series statement
Wiley series on systems engineering and analysis.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • System theory
  • Ciencias sociales
  • Teoría general de sistemas
  • Systèmes, Théorie des
  • System theory
  • Systèmes, Théorie des
  • Systems Analysis
Label
An introduction to general systems thinking, Gerald M. Weinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The problem -- The complexity of the world -- Mechanism and mechanics -- The square law of computation -- The simplification of science and the science of simplification -- Statistical mechanics and the law of large numbers -- The law of medium numbers -- 2: The approach -- Organism, analogy, and vitalism -- The scientist and his categories -- The main article of general systems faith -- The nature of general systems laws -- Varieties of systems thinking -- 3: System and illusion -- A system is a way of looking at the world -- Absolute and relative thinking -- A system is a set -- Observers and observations -- The principle of indifference -- Chapter 4: Interpreting observations -- States -- The eye-brain law -- The generalized thermodynamic law -- Functional notation and reductionist thought -- Incompleteness and overcompleteness -- The generalized law of complemnentarity -- 5: Breaking down observations -- The metaphors of science -- Boundaries and things -- Qualities and the principle of invariance -- Partitions -- The strong connection law -- 6: Describing behavior -- Simulation--The white box -- State spaces -- Time as a standard of behavior -- Behavior in open systems -- The principle of indeterminability -- 7: Some systems questions -- The systems triumvirate -- Stability -- Survival -- Identity -- Regulation and adaptation -- The used car law
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780471925637
Lccn
74026689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01095069
  • (OCoLC)ocm01095069
Label
An introduction to general systems thinking, Gerald M. Weinberg
Publication
Note
"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The problem -- The complexity of the world -- Mechanism and mechanics -- The square law of computation -- The simplification of science and the science of simplification -- Statistical mechanics and the law of large numbers -- The law of medium numbers -- 2: The approach -- Organism, analogy, and vitalism -- The scientist and his categories -- The main article of general systems faith -- The nature of general systems laws -- Varieties of systems thinking -- 3: System and illusion -- A system is a way of looking at the world -- Absolute and relative thinking -- A system is a set -- Observers and observations -- The principle of indifference -- Chapter 4: Interpreting observations -- States -- The eye-brain law -- The generalized thermodynamic law -- Functional notation and reductionist thought -- Incompleteness and overcompleteness -- The generalized law of complemnentarity -- 5: Breaking down observations -- The metaphors of science -- Boundaries and things -- Qualities and the principle of invariance -- Partitions -- The strong connection law -- 6: Describing behavior -- Simulation--The white box -- State spaces -- Time as a standard of behavior -- Behavior in open systems -- The principle of indeterminability -- 7: Some systems questions -- The systems triumvirate -- Stability -- Survival -- Identity -- Regulation and adaptation -- The used car law
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 279 pages
Isbn
9780471925637
Lccn
74026689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)01095069
  • (OCoLC)ocm01095069

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