Accession Number:

AD0263896

Title:

METHODS OF ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS

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NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MA ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

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Report Date:

1961-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The ever-increasing complexity of our modern life brings about the development of increasingly complex systems e.g., traffic or mail sorting in a large city. These systems may or may not include living organisms e.g., people. Because of the existence of such systems and the needs to design additional ones, an urgent need for adequate methods of analysis exists. Most known methods of analysis, used in the physical sciences, prove inadequate in the analysis of complex systems because of their emphasis on the study of the characteristics of individual elements rather than on the mutual relationships and influences between such elements. The methods available for the analysis of complex systems are outlined. Some xamples of applications, using several of the disciplines described, are given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE