Applied Systems Analysis: Science and Art of Solving Real-Life Problems
Subject Guide: Engineering – Industrial and Manufacturing
Any activity is aimed at solving certain problems, which means transferring a system from an existing unsatisfactory problematic state to a desired state. The success or failure of the system depends on how its natural properties were implemented during the planning of improvement and intervention state. This book covers the theory and experience of successfully solving problems in a practical and general way.
This book includes a general survey of modern systems analysis; offers several original results; presents the latest methodological and technological results of the theory of systems; introduces achievements; and discusses the transition from the ideology of the machine age to the ideology of the systems age.
This book will be of interest to both professionals and academicians.
Table of Contents
Part I Systems Thinking: Four Basic Concepts of Applied Systems Analysis. 1. The Problem and Methods for Its Solution. 2. The Concept of the System. 3. Models and Modeling. 4. Control. Part II Systems Practice: The Technology of Applied Systems Analysis. 5. Technology of Applied Systems Analysis. Part III Brief Review of Results of Systemology in the 20th Century. 6. The Current Stage of Development of Systems Thinking: The Transition from Ideology of the Machine Age to the Ideology of the Systems Age. 7. Elements of Systems Statics. 8. Elements of Systems Dynamics. 9. Elements of Complexity Theory.
Felix P. TARASENKO - Born in Saratov (Russia) on 6th of March, 1932. D.Sc.(Cybernetics & Information Theory), Professor (Chair of Theoretical Cybernetics, Tomsk State University). Graduated from Radio-Physics Dept. of TSU in 1955. Since then his carrier developed at TSU where he lectured and was Chair of Radio-physics (1958 – 1960), docent and head of the Chair of Electronic Computers and Automation (1960 – 1964), head of Chair of Statistical Radio-Physics and Information Theory (1964 – 1965), Senior research worker, laboratory of electronic computers (1965 – 1970), Senior lecturer in physics, as a UNESCO expert in Dar-es-Salaam University College, Tanzania (1967 – 1968), head of Cybernetics Dept. of Siberian Physical-Technical Research Institute at TSU (1970 – 1977), Head of Chair of Theoretical Cybernetics (1977 – 1998), and professor Dean of International Dept. of Public and Business Administration (1992 – 2912). He has authored 199 scientific articles (10 monographs among them), is an Honored Worker of Scis. and Techn. of Russian Federation (1990), Corresponding member of RANS (1991), and Academician of Intl. Acad. of Scis. of Higher School (1992).