Systems Analysis

  • George E. Mobus
  • Michael C. Kalton
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


In order to come to understand a system, we must start by analyzing it in terms of its components and their relations to one another. But then we can treat every component as a subsystem, if necessary, and analyze them each in the same fashion. Analysis is the first step in developing a complete understanding. It is necessary but not sufficient. We cover the use of modeling systems in the next chapter. Here we examine the process of systems analysis which is used in one guise or another in all scientific (or systematic) inquiry. We include some specific tools and techniques that are used to guide the analysis of any system of any kind. Specific sciences require specialized instruments for the medium in which they work, but the process is fundamentally universal.


Business Process Internal Process Life Cycle Analysis Enterprise System Neoclassical Economic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • George E. Mobus
    • 1
  • Michael C. Kalton
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty in Computer Science & Systems, Computer Engineering & Systems Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Washington TacomaTacomaUSA
  2. 2.Faculty in Interdisciplinary Arts & SciencesUniversity of Washington TacomaTacomaUSA

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