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Systems Theory Books (4)

  • Introduction to Systems Theory

    Introduction to Systems Theory
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    Niklas Luhmann ranks as one of the most important sociologists and social theorists of the twentieth century. Through his many books he developed a highly original form of systems theory that has been hugely influential in a wide variety of disciplines. In Introduction to Systems Theory, Luhmann explains the key ideas of general and sociological systems theory and supplies a wealth of examples to illustrate his approach. The book offers a wide range of concepts and theorems that can be applied to politics and the economy, religion and science, art and education, organization and the family.

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  • General Systems Theory: Ideas & Applications

    General Systems Theory: Ideas & Applications
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    The world in which classical positivistic science and technology obtained great success has vanished. However, the way of thinking promoted by that epoch still lingers in our social consciousness, sometimes as a burden. To conquer the short-comings of classical analytical science in the modern, ever more complex world, systems theory and its applications within systems science present an alternative to old paradigms.

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  • General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications

    General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications
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    Bertalanffy’s selected writings on his theory of laws applicable to virtually every scientific field. This conceptual approach has had a profound impact on biology, economics, psychology, and demography, with new relevancies today. The new foreword by University of Vienna system theory professor, Wolfgang Hofkirchner, and Centre for Systems Philosophy director, David Rousseau, discusses the theory’s contemporary applications.

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  • The Nature of Mathematical Modeling

    The Nature of Mathematical Modeling

    This book first covers exact and approximate analytical techniques (ordinary differential and difference equations, partial differential equations, variational principles, stochastic processes); numerical methods (finite differences for ODE's and PDE's, finite elements, cellular automata); model inference based on observations (function fitting, data transforms, network architectures, search techniques, density estimation); as well as the special role of time in modeling (filtering and state estimation, hidden Markov processes, linear and nonlinear time series).

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Systems Theory Course (2)

  • Systems Science Graduate Program

    Systems Science Graduate Program

    Systems Science Graduate Program Systems Science is the study and application of general methods of problem solving and general principles governing systems of widely differing types. Systems Science is the study of general principles governing systems of widely differing types, and the use of systems ideas and methods in interdisciplinary research and socio-technical system design and management. Systems science draws on the natural and social sciences, mathematics, computer science, and engineering to address complex problems in the public and private sectors.

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  • Graduate Programs in Systems Science at Binghamton University

    Graduate Programs in Systems Science at Binghamton University
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    The Systems Science graduate program at Binghamton University offers a unique, internationally recognized, highly transdisciplinary learning and research experience that provides you with concepts, principles and methods for understanding, modeling, analyzing, optimizing and improving various forms of complex systems. Such systems thinking and problem solving skills will be an invaluable asset when you blaze a new trail in any scientific, engineering, business, or management profession, within today's increasingly complex world.

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Systems Theory Videos (7)

  • The Web of Life

    The Web of Life
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    Many new trends in the field of biology--including systems theory, complexity theory, chaos theory, the Gaia hypothesis--suggest a new approach to the understanding of living systems. this view of our intimate involvement with the web of life can lead us toward ways of living that are ecologically sound.

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  • On the Nature of Causality in Complex Systems

    On the Nature of Causality in Complex Systems
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    Big Bang cosmology, chemical and biological evolutionary theory, and associated sciences have been extraordinarily successful in revealing and enabling us to understand the development of the universe from the Planck era to the present, as well as the emergence of complexity, life, and consciousness here on Earth.

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  • Systems Theories

    Systems Theories

    A very brief overview of systems theories and its key concepts

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  • A Philosophical Look at System Dynamics

    A Philosophical Look at System Dynamics

    In this lecture, Donella Meadows takes on a more philosophical concept. How can we bring ourselves to be aware of the assumptions we make as systems thinkers? She asserts that models are a set of assumptions. Donella Meadows defines some of these system dynamics assumptions (such as causal relationships and feedback loops) in this video.

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  • Intro System Dynamics

    Intro System Dynamics

    Introduction to System Dynamics...primarily intended for BADM495 students (though everyone is welcome to view).

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  • An Introduction to Systems Thinking by Gerald Midgley

    An Introduction to Systems Thinking by Gerald Midgley

    Plenary talk from the First Global Conference on Research Integration and Implementation: “An Introduction to Systems Thinking: Integration and Implementation in the Face of Wicked Problems.” This talk provides an introduction to systems thinking for people with little prior knowledge of the field.

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  • Introduction to Systems Theory

    Introduction to Systems Theory

    Introductory video on General Systems Theory. This video/lecture also briefly touches on ecological theory, and chaos theory as well as some ideas from Heidegger.

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