Systems and Modeling

Diagrams and System Identification
  • Robert L. Flood
  • Ewart R. Carson


The first three chapters provide the fundamental introductory material for this book. In this chapter, we turn to Theme B to start exploring what systems science can do for us. Theme B concentrates mainly on modeling and, for our purposes, the role that it plays mainly in the natural sciences. Modeling is about “system identification.” Diagrams are a powerful qualitative approach to modeling and mark our first real look at the practical worth of systems ideas.


System Identification Soft System Methodology Rich Picture Influence Diagram System Diagram 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Flood
    • 1
  • Ewart R. Carson
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of HullHullEngland
  2. 2.City UniversityLondonEngland

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