Quantitative Cybernetics

  • Robert L. Flood
  • Ewart R. Carson


In the preceding chapter we examined ways in which modeling techniques could be used to represent systems which exhibit dynamic behavior. It was shown that models could be used not only to describe processes, but also to predict outcome and provide explanation. A variety of forms of model representation were outlined and it was shown that system dynamics could be described in either qualitative or quantitative terms. In earlier chapters we developed a good understanding of qualitative cybernetics. The focus of this chapter is a complementary view of dynamic system behavior which can be described in terms of quantitative cybernetics.


Water Supply System Feedforward Control Feedback Model Preceding Chapter Measurable Disturbance 
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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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