Simplification Strategies

  • George J. Klir
Part of the International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering book series (IFSR, volume 7)


In some contexts, complexity is a desirable property, i.e., we search, within given constraints, for systems with a high degree of complexity. Cryptography and the design of random number generators are two typical examples of such contexts. In some situations, a certain degree of complexity is a necessary condition for obtaining some specific systems properties, usually referred to as emergent properties. Self-reproduction, learning, and evolution are examples of such properties.


Equivalence Class Structure System Simplification Strategy Simplification Problem Preference Ordering 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Klir
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  1. 1.State University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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