Systems Analysis and Modeling

  • ID: 1764090
  • October 2000
  • 365 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This book presents a fresh, new approach to systems analysis and modeling with a systems science flavor that stimulates systems thinking. After introducing systems modeling principles, the ensuing wide selection of examples aptly illustrate that anything which changes over time can be modeled as a system. Each example begins with a knowledge base that displays relevant information obtained from systems analysis. The diversity of examples clearly establishes a new protocol for synthesizing systems models.

Macro-to-micro, top-down approach
Multidisciplinary examples
Incorporation of human knowledge to synthesise a systems model
Clear and concise systems delimitation
Complex systems using simple mathematics
"Exact" reproduction of historical data plus model generated secondary data
Systems simulation via systems models

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1. Introduction to Analysis and Modeling
2. Systems Modeling Principles
3. Population Model: Calibration and Validation
4. Modeling with Dynamic Forms
5. Small Arms Exterior Ballistics Model
6. Inventory Systems Models: Shaping Dynamic Response
7. Modeling Corporate Assets
8. Stochastic Analysis
9. Work Physiology Model
10. Macro Model of Blue Glacier
11. State Water Planning Model
12. Prototyping a Forest Systems Model
13. Applications Unlimited


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Boyd, Donald W.
Donald W. Boyd holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering, a B.S. degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Montana State University.

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