Description 
1 online resource (xx, 367 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Advances in systems science and engineering 

Advances in systems science and engineering.

Contents 
Ch. 1. A brief history of systems science  ch. 2. Concepts, characteristics, and classifications of systems  ch. 3. Nonlinear systems dynamics and catastrophe  ch. 4. Selforganization : dissipative structures and synergetics  ch. 5. Chaos  ch. 6. Fractals  ch. 7. Complex systems and complexity  ch. 8. Complex adaptive systems  ch. 9. Open complex giant systems  ch. 10. Complex networks  ch. 11. Case studies 
Summary 
"Preface It was in the year 1978 when Mr. Chi Xu published his headturning reportage, entitled The Goldbach Conjecture, that Chinese people with great national enthusiasm learned about Jingrun Chen, a mathematician, and his lifelong attempt to prove the problem of 1 + 1 = 2, a shining star on the mathematical crown. However, as of the present day, the public is still not adequately acquainted with systems science and the fundamental idea behind 1 + 1> 2. Within the landscape of modern science, at the same time when disciplines are further and further refined and narrowed, interdisciplinary studies appear in abundance. As science further develops and human understanding of nature deepens, it is discovered that many systems interact nonlinearly with each other and do not satisfy the property of additivity. Their emergent irreversibility and sensitivity cannot be analyzed and understood by using the methodology of the traditional reductionism. Facing this challenge, systems science appeared in response of time. The most fundamental characteristic of this science is the concept of "emergence": The whole that consists of a large number of individuals that interact with each other according to some elementary rules possesses some complicated properties. That is, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts (1 + 1> 2). The basic tasks of systems science are the exploration of complexity and the discovery of elementary laws that govern complex systems of different kinds so that by making use of the principles of systems science, one can explain many complicated and numerous matters and events of the kaleidoscopic world and provide different control mechanisms" Provided by publisher 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references 
Notes 
English 

Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 19, 2013) 
Subject 
System theory.


Systems Theory


BUSINESS & ECONOMICS  Information Management.


MATHEMATICS  Applied.


TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING  Engineering (General)


SCIENCE  System Theory.


TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING  Operations Research.


System theory.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Duan, Xiaojun, author


Zhao, Chengli, author


Xu, Li D., author.

ISBN 
9781439895528 

143989552X 

1306537614 

9781306537612 

113819977X 

9781138199774 

9780429112812 

0429112815 
