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 depends on how the natural properties of the system during the planning of improvement and intervention state, was implemented. 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 system analysis, offers several original results, presents the methodological, technological, and the latest results of theory of systems, introduces achievements, and discusses the transition from ideology of machine age to the ideology of the age of systems.
This book will be of interest to the professional market, as well as the academic market.
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. Part III: Brief Review of Results of Systemology in the XXI Century. 5. The Current Stage of Development of Systems Thinking: The Transition from Ideology of the Machine Age to the Ideology of the Age of Systems. 6. Elements of Systems Statics. 7. Elements of Systems Dynamics. 8. 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).