Systems Analysis and Modeling
A Macro-to-Micro Approach with Multidisciplinary Applications
- Donald Boyd, Montana State University, Bozeman, U.S.A.
This book presents a fresh, new approach to systems analysis and modeling with a systems science flavor that stimulates systems thinking. After introducing systems modeling principles, the ensuing wide selection of examples aptly illustrate that anything which changes over time can be modeled as a system. Each example begins with a knowledge base that displays relevant information obtained from systems analysis. The diversity of examples clearly establishes a new protocol for synthesizing systems models.
Engineers and physical and social scientists working with large-scale systems, including diverse systems such as natural resource and environmental systems, engineering projects, public planning and development, econometric and population studies, etc.