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By Robert L. Flood

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Contents eleven. 2. 2. 4 major parts of Dispute 247 eleven. 2. three. precis . . . 248 eleven. three. Making feel of the problems . . 248 eleven. three. 1. creation . . . . 248 eleven. three. 2. The clinical procedure 248 eleven. three. three. technological know-how and concerns of Society . 249 eleven. three. four. precis . 251 eleven. four. Tying all of it jointly . . . . 251 eleven. four. 1. creation . . . . 251 eleven. four. 2. A Unifying Framework 251 eleven. four. three. severe platforms pondering 253 eleven. four. four. precis 254 eleven. five. end 254 Questions . . . 255 REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 bankruptcy One platforms foundation and Evolution, phrases and ideas 1. 1. advent we commence this e-book with topic A (see determine P. I within the Preface), which goals to strengthen a necessary and primary figuring out of structures technological know-how. So, what's platforms technological know-how? while requested to give an explanation for what platforms technology is all approximately, many platforms scientists are faced with a slightly daunting activity. The self-discipline has a tendency to be provided and understood in a fragmented method and extremely few humans carry an outline knowing of the subject material, whereas additionally having adequate in-depth competence in lots of and broad-ranging topic components the place the tips are used. certainly, it used to be accurately this trouble that pointed out the necessity for a complete well-documented account akin to is gifted the following in facing Complexity.

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This is exemplified in the volumes of elegant mathematics that have been developed in the search for ~ ~ :~ :~ 1 : COMPLEXITY ~Thlng laD ~ 3rd level ~ nlJllber of Systems and Complexity e,omonl51 1 • non-linearity ~ number of relations ~ 29 14th : level : . 4. Disassembly of complexity II. ) optimal control of linear systems. In contrast to this, there are significantly fewer publications on nonlinear control theory, and this work has not enjoyed the degree of success that can be accorded to its linear counterpart.

Other metaphors can be identified. The machine age brought forth the machine metaphor. This also uses the network idea, but as a closed system with set goals to be achieved in a rigid hierarchy of control. Organizations can and most often are thought of in this way. Culture as a metaphor encourages us to think of networks of values, beliefs, and norms. Cultures are very powerful control systems that shape human behavior. And then there are networks of interacting interests that people pursue and may achieve by having more "resources" to bring to bear in the struggle.

A phenomenon set in the classification sequence presented above cannot be explained in terms of the 31 Systems and Complexity 32 Chapter Two classified sciences to the left without introducing new concepts. Checkland (1981) says that the puzzle which remains is that of the apparent existence of a hierarchy of levels of complexity which we find it convenient to tackle through a hierarchy of separate sciences. " The problems Checkland is referring to relate to the innate tendency of human beings to appreciate the "same" situation from differing viewpoints.

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