Foundations of Mathematical System Dynamics
The Fundamental Theory of Causal Recursion & its Application to Social Science & Economics
- A. Aulin, University of Tampere, Finland
This book is a foundational study of causality as conceived in the mathematical sciences. It is shown that modern mathematical dynamics involves a formulation of the fundamental concept of causality, and an exhaustive classification of causal systems. Among them are the 'self-steering' and 'self-regulating' systems, which together form the class of purposive systems, on whose specific properties the book then focuses. These properties are the mathematical-dynamical foundations of the behavioural and social sciences. This is the definitive book on causality and purposive processes by the originator of the mathematical concept of self-steering.
For systems researchers, behavioural and social scientists, economists, and postgraduates in these fields.