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Systems theory in the social sciences

stochastic and control systems, pattern recognition, fuzzy analysis, simulation, behavioral models


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Published by Birkhäuser in Basel .
Written in English

  • Social sciences -- Methodology.,
  • System theory.,
  • Social sciences -- Simulation methods.,
  • System analysis.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    Statement[edited by] Hartmut Bossel, Salomon Klaczko, Norbert Müller.
    SeriesISR, Interdisciplinary systems research ;, 20, Interdisciplinary systems research ;, 20.
    ContributionsBossel, Hartmut., Klaczko-Ryndziun, Salomon., Müller, Norbert, 1945-
    LC ClassificationsH61 .S996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination552 p. :
    Number of Pages552
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4938959M
    ISBN 103764308222
    LC Control Number76366219

    The main idea of the general theory systems of Ludwig von Bertalanffy consists in the fact that similarity or, in other words, isomorphism of different systems exists in the society, technique and living nature. Therefore it is necessary to build the classification of all these systems independent of the sphere of propagation.

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