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Applied General Systems Research

Recent Developments and Trends

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Part of the book series: Nato Conference Series (NATOCS, volume 5)

Part of the book sub series: II Systems Science (SYSC)

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Table of contents (74 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Conceptual and Methodological Foundations of General Systems Research

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Progress in General Systems Research

      • Brian R. Gaines
      Pages 3-28
    3. A Problem-Solving Basis for General Systems Research

      • Roger Cavallo, George J. Klir
      Pages 53-59
    4. The Complexity Race

      • Lars Löfgren
      Pages 85-90
    5. On Structure Identification of Discrete Time Systems

      • Anna S. Zalecka-Melamed, Bernard P. Zeigler
      Pages 133-146
    6. The Evolution of Organization

      • Spyros Makridakis
      Pages 187-207
    7. A Mathematical Foundation for System Synthesis

      • Janet A. Fertig, Ricardo N. Zapata
      Pages 209-224
    8. Some Esomathematical Uses of Category Theory

      • Wyllis Bandler
      Pages 243-255
    9. A Categorical Approach to General Systems

      • Susanna Ginali, Joseph Goguen
      Pages 257-270

About this book

This volume consists of a selection of papers presented at the International Conference on Applied General Systems Research: Recent Developments and Trends which was held on the campus of the State University of New York at Binghamton in August 15-19, 1977, under the sponsorship of the Special Panel on Systems Science of the NATO Scientific Affairs Division. General systems research is a fairly new field which has been developing in the course of the last two or three decades. In my op~n10n, it can be best described as a movement which involves the study of all structural and context independent aspects of problem solving. As such, it is cross-disciplinary in nature and, in this sense, it might seem similar to mathematics. There is a consid­ erable difference, however, between the two. While pure mathe­ matics is basically oriented to the development of various axiomatic theories, regardless of whether or not they have any real world meaning, applied mathematics explores the applicability of some of these theories as potentially useful methodological tools in various problem areas. General systems research, in contrast with applied mathematics, is problem oriented rather than tool oriented. As such, it tries to develop genuine methods for solving systems problems, i. e. , structural type and context in­ dependent problems. The term "genuine method" is used here to refer to a method which adjusts to the problem rather than re­ quiring that the problem be adjusted to make the method applicable.

Keywords

  • applied mathematics
  • design
  • development
  • evolution
  • mathematics
  • nature
  • problem solving
  • research
  • systems engineering

Editors and Affiliations

  • State University of New York, Binghamton, USA

    George J. Klir

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Applied General Systems Research

  • Book Subtitle: Recent Developments and Trends

  • Editors: George J. Klir

  • Series Title: Nato Conference Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-0555-3

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4757-0557-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4757-0555-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 1001

  • Topics: Humanities and Social Sciences

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eBook USD 119.00
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Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)