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# Models and Modules: Kalman’s Approach to Algebraic System Theory

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## Abstract

In a brief expository paper presented in 1967 [K5], Kalman asked the following questions:

What is a system? How can it be effectively described in mathematical terms? Is there a deductive way of passing from experiments to mathematical models? How much can be said about the internal structure of a system on the basis of experimental data? What is the minimal set of components from which a system with given characteristics can be built?

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