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A Treatise on Systems (volume 2)

The scaling of intentional systems with faults, errors, and flaws

by Mark Burgess

A Treatise on Systems (volume 2)

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Book Description

This 2d volume describes the systematic application of Promise Theory to systems, representing a significant step forward in describing functional systems with both dynamics and semantics. By combining quantitative and qualitative descriptions in a single framework, Promise Theory provides the first impartial language for multiscale system phenomena. The closer one is the intrinsic scale of a system component, the more its qualitative semantics dominate its behaviour. As one scales out to large numbers, dynamical patterns dominate the average behaviours.This book serves as guide to graduate students and researchers in the development of a new science of systems, and contains an outstanding number of examples and lessons accumulated over ten years of working in the field, unified by a single theoretical Promise Theoretic model.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Principles and assumptions
Chapter 2
Human systems
Chapter 3
Observation, Semantics and Assessment
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Spacetime considerations
Chapter 6
Interactions and influence
Chapter 7
Scaling of agents and their promises
Chapter 8
Scaling of process and workflow
Chapter 9
Faults, Errors, and Flaws
Chapter 10
Classical reliability theory
Chapter 11
Recovery, Repair, Replacement, Resilience
Chapter 12
System knowledge
Chapter 13

Book Details

A Treatise on Systems (volume 2)
Computer Science
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
4.4 MB
Open Publication License

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